AURP Leadership

AURP Staff

Chief Executive Officer

       Brian Darmody  

Director of Operations & Events

       Vickie Palmer

Executive Administrator

        Diana Horn


        Vanessa Towle

2018-2019 Executive Committee & Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Daniel Duncan, President
Executive Director, Nebraska Innovation Campus, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska

Scott Levitan, Vice President
President & CEO, The Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Kenneth Marcus, MBA, Treasurer
Executive Director, UA Tech Park; Chief Financial Officer, Tech Parks Arizona
Tucson, Arizona

Leah Burton, Secretary
Director of Centennial Campus Partnership Office and Industry Alliances, NC State University
Raleigh, North Carolina

Greg King, CEcD, At Large
Associate Vice President for Economic Development, Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia

Erin Koshut, At Large
Executive Director, Cummings Research Park
Huntsville, Alabama

Mason Ailstock, Immediate Past President
Vice President of Operations, The University Financing Foundation
Atlanta, Georgia

Board of Directors

Dwaine Chapel
Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director, Growth Partnership and Research Park, South Dakota State University
Brookings, South Dakota

Stephen Frayser, MBA
Executive Director, Science Technology Advanced Research (STAR) Park, Texas State University
San Marcos, Texas

Laura Frerichs
Director, University of Illinois Research Park and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Economic Development
Champaign, Illinois

Denis Gauvreau, PhD
Director of Innovation and Business Development, Polytechnique Montreal
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Jeff Johnson
Director, TechCenter Research Park, Virginia Tech
Newport News, Virginia

Julie Lenzer
Chief Innovation Officer; Director, UM Ventures, The University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland

Aaron Miscenich, MBA
President & Chief Executive Officer, New Orleans BioInnovation Center, Inc.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Mark Romney
Director, Research Development and Industry Alliances, Aggie Square - University of California, Davis
Sacramento, California

Larry Shaw
Chief Executive Officer, Knowledge Park, Inc. & Ignite Fredericton
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada



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