Cabinet For Economic Development, KY Innovation Office

Anthony Ellis
Executive Director
David Brock
Director of Operations
Kristine McNeil
Project Manager
Marilyn Leborveau
Project Manager
Charlie Rowland
Executive Advisor
Angelica Vega
Executive Advisor
Matthew Wingate
Executive Advisor


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Terry Samuel
Kelby Price
Executive Director, KSTC Venture Finance
Maria Labreveux
Executive Director, Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation
Molly Bode
Executive Director, Veterans Accelerated Learning for Licensed Occupations
Monique Quarterman
Executive Director, Kentucky Commercialization Ventures
Nancy Brown
Executive Director, Kentucky Procurement Technical Assistance Center


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Larry Horn
Executive Director
Kela Ivonye
Entrepreneur in Residence
Natalia Bishop
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Keionna Baker
Director of Community Engagement
Jenn Callahan
Director of Business Development and Marketing

Awesome Inc

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Brian Raney
Cam Sloss
Marketing Manager
Emily Wehrle
Director of Operations
Garrett Fahrbach
Relationship Manager
Hannah Eberts
Project Manager
Jacqueline Benson
Lead Designer
Justin Hall
Lead Instructor for Awesome Inc U
Keith McMunn
Director of the Fellowship Program
Kevin Mansur
Director of Workspace
Kyle Raney
Youth Director
Liz Brown Evans
Director Marketing, Partner at Innovation Incubated
Mike Hilton
Director of Innovation Incubated
Nick Such
Director of Awesome Inc U
Stephen Ruh
Awesome Inc U Director of Marketing

UK Innovate

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Emmanuel Smith
Commercialization Manager, Commercialization Team
Eric Hartman
Associate Director, Commercialization Team
Ian McClure
Associate Vice President for Research, Innovation and Economic Impact
Taunya Phillips
Director, Office of Technology Commercialization
Laura Halligan
New Ventures Manager, Commercialization Team and Executive Director, Launch Blue

Base Here

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Meredith Moore
Director of Operations

Blue North

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Abbey Ober
Blue North Program Director
David Schneider
NKU Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Director
Zac Strobl
NKU CIE Assistant Director and Lecturer
Nick Wade
RCov Executive Director
Jill Schneider
RCov Entrepreneurship Program Manager
Nancy Aicholz
Aviatra President


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Buddy Steen
Programs Directory
Jeff Hook
Director: Bowling Green Office
Lisa Williams
Director: Elizabethtown Office


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Chris Wooldridge
Director, Center for Economic and Entrepreneurial Development
Murray State University
Kory Payne
Regional Coordinator, GroWestKY
Michael Ramage
Director, Center for Computer and Information Technology
Murray State University
Monica Bilak
Sprocket Founder
Regional Director, GroWestKY
Ray Hagerman
President, Kentucky Innovation Station
RuthAnn Padgett
VP of Operations, Kentucky Innovation Station


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Colby Hall
Executive Director
Joshua Ball
Associate Executive Director
Keriston Smith
Sabrina McWhorter
Manager of Business and Innovation
Hannah Gabbard
Digital Media Manager
Tal Jones
Business and Innovation Champion

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