Dr. Jean Baderschneider serves as the Chair of the National Leadership Council of The Polaris Project and is leading a global anti-human trafficking strategy (Vision 2020). Since May 1, 2013, she is also President of End Human Trafficking Now (EHTN), a Geneva, Switzerland based organization focused on engaging the business community in the fight against human trafficking.
Dr. Baderschneider retired from ExxonMobil in February 2013 where she was Vice-President, Global Procurement. She was responsible for all procurement, strategic sourcing, supply chain management, logistics, warehousing and accounts payables worldwide. Over the years, Dr. Baderschneider has traveled and worked extensively all over the world, particularly in Africa, Middle East and Southeast Asia.
Dr. Baderschneider is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Supply Management and the Executive Board of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). She was appointed to the Department of Commerce's National Advisory Council of Minority Business Enterprises in February 2011. She is a past board member of The Center of Advanced Purchasing Studies (CAPS) and the Procurement Council of both The Conference Board and the Corporate Executive Board.
Dr. Baderschneider is a member of the Advisory Council for the President Lincoln’s Cottage, a Historic Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. In addition, she is on the Board of Trustees of the Maret School in Washington, D.C. She is a member of the Advisory Council of the ILR School at Cornell University and a long time member of Cornell's President's Council of Cornell Women.
Dr. Baderschneider has a Masters degree from University of Michigan and a Ph.D. from Cornell University.