Title: President and Chief Executive Officer
Company: MTIIC Corporation
Location: New York, New York, United States
Susan A. Gitelson, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer at MTIIC Corporation, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in business and consulting.
Dr. Gitelson began her professional career as a trainee with the Rockefeller Foundation, which promotes the well-being of humanity throughout the world. She then joined the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel as an assistant professor of international relations and later became a research associate at Columbia University in New York. Dr. Gitelson went on to direct the international affairs and the Third World section of the World Jewish Congress. A major portion of her professional career has been as president of International Consultants, Inc. and MTIIC Corporation. She has developed business opportunities around the world in the housewares and scientific laboratory supplies industries, as well as in educational consulting.
Serving on the international board of governors of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Dr. Gitelson served on the board of overseers of the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace. She established the Gitelson Peace Prize at the Truman Institute, which became the Truman Peace Prize. She was also co-editor of the Jerusalem Peace Papers. In addition, she was a national vice president of the American Friends of the Hebrew University. Dr. Gitelson’s many contributions to the Hebrew University led them to bestow her with an honorary degree. She is on the board of advisers of the Museum of Jewish Heritage: A Living Memorial to the Holocaust and the board of trustees of the Sutton Place Synagogue in New York, where she presented a Distinguished Leadership Award to major Jewish leaders for 20 years.
In order to encourage human values in international affairs, Dr. Gitelson has been sponsoring many awards at SIPA and other educational institutions. Most notably, in 1979, she established, and has now endowed, the Dr. Susan Aurelia Gitelson Award for “Human Values in International Affairs.” Originally, it was given annually for the best student essay, but from 2009 on, it has been given for the best group workshop report based on research in a designated country. The award has more recently been endowed in perpetuity for outstanding work by graduate students and faculty members.
As a tribute to her multitudinous accomplishments, she has also received many awards including the Columbia University Medal for Distinguished Service and the SIPA Award for Outstanding Service. Moreover, she is a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award and the Distinguished Humanitarian Award. Dr. Gitelson has been selected for many editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in Finance and Business, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, and Who’s Who in the East.
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