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Office of Intellectual Property & Industry Research Alliances (IPIRA)





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Assistant Vice Chancellor, IPIRA: Carol Mimura

Reporting to Assistant Vice Chancellor, IPIRA

Intellectual Property & Industry Research Alliances (IPIRA)

Business Operations & Compliance Director, IPIRA Julie Sarracino

  • Financial and Compliance Analyst Vacant

Director of Marketing and Communications, IPIRA Debra Summers

Client Services Director, IPIRA Andrea McEvoy (reports indirectly to Director, IAO Eric Giegerich)

IT Systems Lead, IPIRA Stephen Rice (reports directly to Director, IAO Eric Giegerich, and indirectly to Assistant Vice Chancellor, IPIRA Carol Mimura)

Industry Alliances Office

Director, IAO Eric Giegerich

  • Associate Director Kathryn Lewis
    • Senior Industry Liaison and Contracts Officer Erica Ballinger
    • Industry Liaison and Contracts Officer Anissa Jones
    • Industry Contracts Specialist Ellen Thompson
    • Industry Liaison and Contracts Officer Vacant
  • Associate Director Lynne Hollyer
  • Industry Liaison and Contracts Manager Nicole Hensley
  • Senior Industry Liaison and Contracts Officer Peter Gudlewski

Office of Technology Licensing

Director, Intellectual Property and Administration, OTL Laleh Shayesteh

  • Junior Licensing Officer, Physical Sciences Sabrina David
  • Assistant to Carol Mimura and Licensing Specialist Richard Harris
  • Licensing Specialist Gregory Morgan
  • Licensing Support Analyst David Reimler
  • Licensing Support Analyst Stephanie Schwartz
  • Administrative Assistant, OTL and IAO Andi Eberhardt

Director, Innovation Ecosystem Development Michael Cohen

Associate Director Terri Sale

Senior Licensing Officer Craig Kennedy

Licensing Officer Vacant

Equity Solutions Services

Director, Equity Solutions Group, Omar Qarshi (reports directly to Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Innovation & Entrepreneurship Officer Richard Lyons, and indirectly to Assistant Vice Chancellor, IPIRA Carol Mimura)

  • Equity Solutions Analyst Raymund Santiago