CPN Distinguished Alumni

Julie Shimer received her M.S. in 1979 and Ph.D in 1982 in electrical engineering from Lehigh University. She has served as president and CEO of Welch Allyn, a leading manufacturer of frontline medical products and solutions, from March 2007 to April 2012. Prior to Welch Allyn, Dr. Shimer served as president and CEO of Vocera Communications, a provider of wireless communications systems enabling instant voice communication among mobile workers for companies. Dr. Shimer also previously held executive positions at 3Com Corporation, Motorola, and AT&T Bell Laboratories as well as Bethlehem Steel. Dr. Shimer is a member of the Board of Directors of Blue Highway and several other private foundations. Dr. Shimer is also a member of the Society of Women Engineers, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and Professional Women in Healthcare. Dr. Shimer holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and currently serves as director of Netgear.