Laura Brown
Director, Strategic Agreements & Alliances

"My passion comes from solving problems and learning each day. In semiconductors, that entails taking a concept from research to volume manufacturing in about four years. Meeting the challenges throughout this process and seeing my team's work manifest into products, such as smartphones, that enhance our daily lives is extremely rewarding."

Laura has leveraged both her technical knowledge and leadership talents to build GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ business and position the company for the future. In 2014, she played a key role in GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ acquisition of IBM Microelectronics. During her time as Deputy Director for Business Development, Strategic Agreements and Alliances, she helped lead one of the most important and complex aspects of the IBM acquisition - the development of future technologies to support the IBM server business, in the form of a Technology Collaboration Agreement. Since then, Laura has helped direct GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ efforts in this regard to ensure not only contract compliance, but also a successful joint development.
Laura has mentored various colleagues at GLOBALFOUNDRIES, which has landed her a management responsibility within the Strategic Agreements and Alliances group. She currently manages five individual contributors, all of whom emulate her strong work ethic – a reflection of her personable approach and her commitment to supporting excellence and lifelong learning. 
She has also been an active member of the community, serving as AMD’s New York community affairs coordinator for four years and continuing throughout the company’s transition to GLOBALFOUNDRIES. In this role she organized and led a range of initiatives to benefit the local community.  Since moving to Albany, Laura has been involved in driving GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ corporate membership in the Society of Women Engineers and growing GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ women’s network (“GLOBALWOMEN”). To this day, she continues to serve as a leader on the GLOBALWOMEN communications and Lunch-and-Learn committee to drive leadership programming and generate awareness for the role of women in manufacturing. 

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