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Barbara Noerenberg

Vice President, Corporate Research and Development, Qualcomm Inc.

Barbara Noerenberg is responsible for defining and implementing new research opportunities and development. She joined Qualcomm in 1994 and has more than 25 years of experience in engineering and management, leading diverse teams in engineering research, product development and partner management. Earlier in her career, she held management positions at Jostens Learning Corp. where she developed educational multimedia systems. Prior to Jostens, she was involved with mergers and acquisitions at Computer Associates. Noerenberg currently serves as a Board member for the YWCA, LEAD San Diego and the Veterans Medical Research Foundation. She is a member of San Diego Rotary Club 33 and has received numerous community awards.

ALMA MATER: San Diego State University

BUCKET LIST: African safari

FAVORITE TRAVEL DESTINATION: Italy

FAVORITE: Pacifica Del Mar