IACEE Award for Corporate Leadership in Continuing Engineering Education given in Memory of Glen L. Martin
Dr. Glen L. Martin was the first Industrial Organizations & Companies representative to serve on the IACEE Council after the founding of IACEE in Beijing in 1989. Glen had a long career in engineering education that included serving as Dean of Engineering at San Diego State University. Glen was a “warrior” for the establishment of closer ties between industry and academe, a passion that led him to become Director of Professional Development for the engineering consulting firm CH2MHill. He died suddenly at age 59 while attending the IACEE Council Meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 1991. The Council subsequently chose to honor his memory by naming IACEE’s principal corporate award after him.
IACEE confers the Martin Award to:
IBM and Sinopec
In recognition of outstanding commitment and support to continuing engineering education.
IBM has an exceptional corporate vision and strategy for global training and development, particularly in developing opportunities for on-the-job learning and continuous development, in addition to their successful badging and micro-credentials initiatives.
Sinopec has a demonstrated commitment to corporate training and development, especially in the development and implementation of Sinopec’s practice of the Zhaoyang (Morning Suns) Program for young talents.
Accepting the award will be:
IBM Vice President, Global Leadership Learning & Inclusion Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer (CDIO)
Accepting the award will be:
Dr. Zhao Dong
Director of the Board and President of Sinopec Group, Deputy Secretary of the Leading Party Member Group of Sinopec Group
Carla Grant-Pickens serves as the Vice President, Global Leadership, Learning, & Inclusion organization and as Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer. As the CDIO she leads a global team dedicated to creating an inclusive culture and a workforce that reflects the world, while responding to societal issues that impact IBM employees and the communities they live and work in.
Diversity and inclusion has been a pillar of IBM’s culture for over 100 years and under Carla’s leadership the company has been globally recognized as a leader in the space, being named as a “Top 10 Working Mother Best Company,” a “Top 10 Company for Dads,” and a “Top Place to Work for LGBTQ Employees” by the Human Rights Campaign, among others.
During her 20+ year career at IBM, Carla has held roles in HR Leadership, Talent Strategy and Programs, and Executive Succession and Development across the company, and has worked and lived in both the U.S. and Asia. Carla holds an IBM patent and the title of “IBM Inventor” for Workforce Retention and Compensation Analytics. Prior to IBM, she worked in Consulting at Oracle and Northrop Grumman.
Raised in Silver Spring, Maryland, Carla is a graduate of the University of Maryland where she attained a B.S. in Economics and M.S. in Human Resources. Carla sits on the boards of the Federal City Council and Connected DMV and enjoys volunteering with youth in her area.
When not at work, Carla can be found spending time with her husband, Eric, and her two sons, Eric, Jr., and Louis – most likely watching college basketball and football… Go Terps!
Zhao Dong is a professor-level senior accountant with a doctor’s degree. Dr. Zhao served as chief financial officer and a member of the party committee of China National Oil & Gas Exploration and Development Corporation (CNODC) from June 2008 to October 2009.
From October 2009 to September 2012, he was chief financial officer and a member of the party committee of CNODC, also serving as chief financial officer of PetroChina International Investment Company Limited. He was appointed the vice president, deputy secretary of the party committee, secretary of the discipline inspection commission and president of the trade unions of CNPC Nile Company in September 2012. He became the president, secretary of the party committee, secretary of the discipline inspection commission and president of the trade unions of CNPC Nile Company in August 2013. He was the president and the deputy secretary of the party committee of CNPC Nile Company from July 2014 to November 2015.
Dr. Zhao was appointed chief financial officer of PetroChina Company Limited in November 2015. He was appointed Party Leadership Group Member and Chief Accountant of Sinopec Group in November 2016. He was appointed Director of the Board and Deputy Secretary of Party Leadership Group of Sinopec Group in May 2020. He was appointed Director of the Board and President of Sinopec Group, Deputy Secretary of the Leading Party Member Group of Sinopec Group in June 2022.