Towson University appoints Steve Peck as first CEO-in-Residence

Towson University has appointed Steve Peck as CEO-in-Residence, a newly-created position for business consultation and development. He will assume his new role this month.

As CEO-in-Residence, Peck will focus on incubating and advising start-up ventures, shaping and strengthening TU’s programs in global business, marketing, finance, healthcare and technology. He will work directly for vice president for Economic and Community Outreach and collaborate closely with the president, the Board of Visitors (where he already serves).

“Through his proven experience, Steve has already made significant contributions to our campus as one of my advisers on the Board of Visitors,” said Towson University President Robert L. Caret. “He is an asset and we look forward to benefiting from his expertise.”

“I see a tremendous opportunity to make a lasting impact on TU, its programs and its students by establishing a world-class Executive-in-Residence program,” Peck said. “This role will provide a unique platform to incubate emerging technologies and companies, mentor students and provide strategic consulting services.”

Peck has more than 23 years of demonstrated expertise in driving business transformation through enterprise technology implementations. Since April 2008, he has served as president and chief executive officer of Axon Americas, a leading dedicated SAP business transformation consultancy, where he was responsible for directing Axon’s growth in the Americas market.

He joined Axon from strategic enterprise platform provider SAP, where he was senior vice president and general manager, Ecosystem and Partner Group, for SAP Americas and Asia Pacific Japan. At SAP, Peck was responsible for developing and executing programs that leveraged its global partner ecosystem. His prior role at SAP was as president of SAP Public Services, Inc., based in Washington, D.C.

A prominent speaker at partner, industry and company events, Peck has served on a nationally televised homeland security panel with former DHS Secretary Tom Ridge and a CNBC-moderated forum on Global Technology Trends.

Peck serves on the President’s Board of Visitors at Towson University and is active in numerous charitable organizations, including the Fisher House, KIPP schools and Sheltering Arms. He has also served for more than six years on the executive committee for the D.C. Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Annual Ball.

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