Laura Frerichs, director of the University of Illinois Research Park
The ISTC’s Board of Directors will grow to 14 members, including Laura Frerichs, director of the University of Illinois Research Park and director of economic development, UIUC Public Engagement. The board also welcomes Chris Gladwin, founder and vice chairman of Cleversafe; Robert Lowe, CEO of Wellspring; Linda Darragh, clinical professor of entrepreneurial practice and executive director, Kellogg Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative at Northwestern University; and John Flavin, executive director of the Chicago Innovation Exchange at the University of Chicago.
The Illinois Science & Technology Coalition (ISTC), a not-for-profit organization focused on growing the state’s innovation economy, announced today that Douglas D. Baker, president of Northern Illinois University (NIU), will serve as chairman of the organization’s Board of Directors.
Additionally, the ISTC announced ten new companies and educational institutions that will join the organization’s membership: Allstate Corporation, Archer Daniels Midland, Cleversafe, Elsevier, Exelon Corporation, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, Loyola University Chicago, Microsoft Corporation, Ocean Tomo, and Wellspring Worldwide, bringing the ISTC’s membership to 39.
See more at: http://istcoalition.org/press-releases/2014/06/12/northern-illinois-university-president-douglas-baker-appointed-illinois-science-technology-coalition-and-institute-board-chair/#sthash.VsZW9hvr.dpuf