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Kansas, Virginia Look to Fill Key Positions

January 25, 2002

Two of SSTI's sponsoring organizations, the Kansas Technology Enterprise Corp (KTEC) and Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology, are looking for strong candidates to fill two critical positions. A brief description of each opportunity is provided below. More detailed information is available on SSTI's website at: http://www.ssti.org/posting.htm


KTEC, a state-owned corporation established in 1984 to stimulate economic development in Kansas by fostering innovation and development of technology, seeks candidates to fill the position of President and CEO. The President and CEO is an executive leadership position responsible for promotion of Kansas business and technology, as well as the administrative and investment management functions of the organization. Reporting to 20-member Board of Directors, the President and CEO leads a diverse decentralized organization with entities managed by technology, innovation, commercialization, entrepreneurial and venture capital professionals from the academic, governmental, and private sectors. The President and CEO manages a budget of approximately $13 million and a staff of 20 individuals.


Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) is a state-chartered, nonprofit organization dedicated to building Virginia's future through technology. The Center has an immediate opening for a seasoned professional to serve as Executive Director, R&D and University Relations. The position directs research funding and development activities and participates in the executive management team. Competitive candidates will have a Ph.D. in a scientific field, substantive experience in private industry, and be familiar with the mechanisms of technology-based economic development. Experience and ability in working with senior officials from business, government and education, and knowledge of Virginia's research institutions and organizations is also desirable. Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter, including salary requirements to CIT, attention R&D position, 2214 Rock Hill Rd. Suite 600, Herndon, VA 20170 or fax 703-464-1708. EOE