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Dorin Schumacher
Chairman of the Board, President
Consortium for Plant Biotechnology Research, Inc.
Member Since: 10/21/2011

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Cambridge Who’s Who Names Dorin Schumacher, Ph.D.,

Professional of the Year in Nonprofit Operations Management


Dr. Dorin Schumacher’s consortium supports biotechnology research that has practical applications



CLEVELAND, GA, November 22, 2011, Dorin Schumacher, Ph.D., Chairman of the Board and President of the Consortium for Plant Biotechnology Research, Inc., has been named a Cambridge Who’s Who Professional of the Year in Nonprofit Operations Management. While inclusion in the Cambridge Who’s Who Registry is an honor, only a small selection of members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, years of service, and the credentials they have provided in association with their Cambridge Who’s Who membership.


Demonstrating 38 years of industry know-how, Dr. Schumacher serves as the chairman of the board and president of the Consortium for Plant Biotechnology Research, Inc. She has served in this capacity for 22 years, and is responsible for developing and funding research projects. Dr. Schumacher first ventured into the nonprofit sector after obtaining her doctoral degree and managing a federally funded project. Soon after, she transitioned into sponsored research administration. During her career, she has also worked in the areas of technology transfer and university-industry relations.


Holding a Ph.D. in French literature from the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Schumacher has been honored by the French government as a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques for her contributions to French culture. Earlier in her career, she was the recipient of a teaching award from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Schumacher currently holds memberships to the Washington Club and The Williams Club of New York, and has no intentions of retiring, as she finds her work very gratifying. Nevertheless, her future plans include working on a project unrelated to biotechnology, a “tell-all” biography of her grandmother, the silent movie star Helen Gardner.


The Consortium for Plant Biotechnology Research, Inc., supports and conducts biotechnology research to help the world better understand the uses of plants and other organisms. The organization effectively transfers research from the laboratory to the marketplace using technological innovations and global networking.

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