2008 Conference Speakers
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Peter Abramo, Executive Director, Center for Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurial Studies, Cameron University, Lawton, Okla.
Patricio Alexander, CEO, Xetrend Advanced Position, Monterrey, México
Charles Aycock, Business Manager, William M. Factory Small Business Incubator, Tacoma, Wash.
Colleen Barta, Assistant Executive Director, William M. Factory Small Business Incubator, Tacoma, Wash.
Greg Bean, CEO and President, Cybergroup, Baltimore, Md.
Bruce Berger, Associate Professor, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, N.C.
Michel Bitritto, President, New Jersey Business Incubation Network, Newark, N.J.
Gina Boesch, Director, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, N.J.
Jim Bowie, Executive Director, Columbus Regional Technology Incubator, Columbus, Ga.
David Cattey, Retired Executive Director, TechColumbus, Columbus, Ohio
Cindy Cheatham, Director of Business Development, Advanced Technology Development Center, Atlanta, Ga.
Karine Chorro, Coaching and International Programs, Montpellier BIC, Montpellier, France
Steve Clark, Vice President for Incubation Services, TechColumbus, Columbus, Ohio
Marianne Clarke, Director, Washington Office, Battelle Technology Partnership Practice, Takoma Park, Md.
Claudia Conner, Financial Development Specialist, Business Investment Growth Austin, Austin, Texas
Lou Cooperhouse, Director, Rutgers Food Innovation Center, New Brunswick, N.J.
Angela Crane-Jones, Assistant Director, Nashville Business Incubation Center, Nashville, Tenn.
Jim Currie, ATECH Program Director, Ohio Agricultural Research & Development Center, Ohio State University, Wooster, Ohio
Charles D’Agostino, Executive Director, Louisiana Business & Technology Center, Baton Rouge, La.
Mike Dailey, Executive Director, Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Frederick, Md.
Scott Dean, State Coordinator, Small Business Development Services, Oklahoma Department of Career & Technology Education, Stillwater, Okla.
Gregory Deason, Vice President for Real Estate and Research Park Development, Purdue Research Foundation, West Lafayette, Ind.
Jeanette DeDiemar, Executive Director, Integrated Marketing & Communications, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Oshkosh, Wis.
Sarah Djamshidi, Executive Director, Chesapeake Innovation Center, Annapolis, Md.
Ron Duggins, Coordinator, James W. Strate Center for Business Development, Autry Technology Center, Enid, Okla.
Carol Ann Dykes, Site Manager, University of Central Florida Technology Incubator, Orlando, Fla.
Chuck Erickson, Executive Director & CEO, US Market Access Center, San Jose, Calif.
Vanessa Finley, Executive Director, First Step Fund, Kansas City, Mo.
H. Randall Goldsmith, President and CEO, Mississippi Technology Alliance, Ridgeland, Miss.
Ken Gossen, Director of Food Processing Development, Alberta Agriculture and Food, Alberta, Canada
Jim Greenwood, President, Greenwood Consulting Group, Sanibel, Fla.
Bert Gregory, FAIA, President & CEO, Mithun, Seattle, Wash.
Marc Hamburger, CEO, StartZentrum Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Sherry Harlin, Business Development Director, Rural Enterprises of Oklahoma, Durant, Okla.
Ellen Hemmerly, Executive Director and President, UMBC Research Park Corp., Baltimore, Md.
Marcia Hendrickson, Executive Director, Enterprise Institute, Brookings, S.D.
Bonnie Herron, Executive Director, Gwinnett Innovation Park, Norcross, Ga.
Ed Hobbs, General Manager, Toronto Business Development Centre, Toronto, Canada
Gordon Hogan, Business Development Executive, University of Central Florida Technology Incubator, Orlando, Fla.
Edward Hummel, Economic Development Representative, Economic Development Administration Philadelphia Regional Office, Philadelphia, Pa.
Lisa Ison, President, New Century Venture Center, Salem, Va.
R.M.P. Jawahar, Vice President, Indian STEP and Business Incubator Association, Noida, India
Evan Jones, Head of Digital & Incubation, Welsh Assembly Government, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Chris Khan, Associate Director, Marina Technology Cluster, Marina, Calif.
Deborah King, Director, Business Incubator, Andrew M. Scibelli Enterprise Center, Springfield, Mass.
Al Kurtenbach, Chairman of the Board, Daktronics, Brookings, S.D.
Robert S.Q. Lai, Director General, Small and Medium Enterprise Administration, Taipei, Taiwan
Karl LaPan, President & CEO, Northeast Indiana Innovation Center, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Carol Lauffer, Partner, Business Cluster Development, Palo Alto, Calif.
David Lohr, Executive Director, Virginia Biosciences Development Center, Richmond, Va.
Mark Long, President, Long Performance Advisors, Greenwood, Ind.
Patrick Longo, Director, Hamilton County Business Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
Marie Longserre, President & CEO, Santa Fe Business Incubator, Santa Fe, N.M.
Dan MacDonald, President & CEO, InNOVAcorp, Halifax, Canada
Joel Marcus, Chairman/CEO, Alexandria Equities LLC, Pasadena, Calif.
Robert McKinley, Associate Vice President for Economic Development, Institute for Economic Development, The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
Tiffany McVeety, Vice President/Co-Founder, WaMu Small Business Banking/Girandola Center, Seattle, Wash.
Luis Medina, CEO, TechBA Austin, Austin, Texas
Jeff Milanette, President, Innovative Partners, Westfield, N.J.
Han Mingyuan, Vice Director, Shanghai Technology Innovation Center, Shanghai, China
Annuar Mohd Saffar, President, Kulim Technology Management, Kulim, Malaysia
Tom O’Neal, Associate Vice President for Research and Commercialization, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Fla.
Scott Perry, Executive Director, Defense and Security Technology Accelerator, Fayetteville, N.C.
W. Hope Player, Managing Member, The Arcadian Group, Rochelle Park, N.J.
Rina Pridor, Program Director, Israeli Technological Incubator Authority, Tel Aviv, Israel
Christina Reddin, Executive Director, The Business Incubator Center, Grand Junction, Colo.
Patricia Reeb, Director, Montpellier BIC, Montpellier, France
Megan Reichert-Kral, Director, Clean and Alternative Energy Incubator, Toledo, Ohio
Melinda Richter, Executive Director, San Jose BioCenter, San Jose, Calif.
Brad Rickelman, Assistant Director, Center for Business Development, Meridian Technology Center, Stillwater, Okla.
Mario Riojas, Financial Consultant, ACCION Texas, San Antonio, Texas
Lori Ritter, Incubator Program Manager, Advance Business Development Center, Green Bay, Wis.
Jim Robbins, Executive Director, Environmental Business Cluster, San Jose, Calif.
Charles Ross, Acting General Manager, Advanced Technology Development Center, Atlanta, Ga.
Jim Sanders, Director of New Ventures, Honeywell Technology Solutions, Columbia, Md.
Craig Scharton, CEO, Central Valley Business Incubator, Fresno, Calif.
Kevin Schimelfenig, Managing Partner, SalesForce4Hire, Cary, N.C.
Booker Schmidt, Executive Director, Gainesville Technology Enterprise Center, Gainesville, Fla.
Heidi Sheppard, Senior Program Manager, Maryland Technology Development Corp., Columbia, Md.
Travis Sheridan, Director of Member Services, Central Valley Business Incubator, Fresno, Calif.
Therese Sjölundh, Chairman, SiSP (Swedish Incubators & Science Parks), and Managing Director, Science Park Jönköping, Jönköping, Sweden
Jack St. Pierre, Executive Director, CAN BE, the Greater Hazleton Business Innovation Center, West Hazleton, Pa.
Rana Steeds, Economic Development Specialist, Oklahoma Department of Commerce, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Chuck Stein, President, Strategic Development Services, Columbus, Ohio
Tony Tadasa, Director, Tyler Area Business Incubator, Tyler, Texas
Idan Tamir, CEO, RAD BioMed Incubator, Tel Aviv, Israel
Terutaka Tansho, Lecturer and Collaboration Manager, Shimane University Collaboration Center, Shimane, Japan
David Terry, Executive Director, WTAMU Enterprise Network, Amarillo, Texas
Kathy Toler, Adviser, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, Asheville, N.C.
Ilse Treurnicht, CEO, MaRS Discovery District, Toronto, Canada
Richard Turner, Wales Partnerships Development Manager, National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts, Cardiff, Wales
Michael Urso, Senior Principal Consultant, Sirti, Spokane, Wash.
Laurie Watje, Program Associate, John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa
John Weis, Deputy Executive Director, San Jose Redevelopment Agency, San Jose, Calif.
Joel Wiggins, President and CEO, Enterprise Center of Johnson County, Lenexa, Kan.
Chuck Wolfe, President, Claggett Wolfe Associates, Auburn, Calif.
Charles Anthony Wyeth, Executive Manager, Seda Technology Programme, Pretoria, South Africa
Russ Yelton, Executive Director, Entrepreneurial Ventures and Business Incubation, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, Candler, N.C.
Paul Zukowski, Assistant Director, Global Commercialization Group, IC2 Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas