Class of 1983
Ms. Napolione, a 1983 Olean High graduate and class valedictorian, is a successful research and development executive who has worked with some of our nation’s most valued products and corporations.
Lisa began her career as a scientist and engineer at Procter & Gamble, and progressed through a series of positions of increasing responsibility, up until being named research and development global general manager for the corporation. She then transitioned to senior vice president and global head of research and development at Novartis, a world leader in the research and development of products to protect and improve health and well-being.
Ms. Napolione is a team leader with United Way and committee member with the Every Child Succeeds Program, and works with several organizations to increase students’ interest and exposure to math, science and engineering. She graduated from Clarkson University as a biochemical engineer, served two terms on Clarkson’s Board of Trustees, and was honored with the university’s Most Prestigious Alumni Award in 2012.