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People & TBED Organizations

June 04, 2008

The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) recently announced Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP) as the winner of the "Excellence in Technology-led Economic Development" award, as part of EDA's Excellence in Economic Development Awards 2008. BFTP, created in 1983, has regional offices in Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and State College.

Janet Harrah was named the director of a new center being started at Northern Kentucky University that is similar to Wichita State University's Center for Economic Development and Business Research, where Harrah will remain director until July 25.

Peter Hermann resigned as president of the North Carolina Technology Association.

Robert McGrath, currently senior vice president for research at Ohio State University, will help lead global laboratory operations at Battelle, starting in August 2008. No official title has been developed for McGrath's new position, which will emphasize development in energy policy and sources of renewable energy.

J.D. Stack was selected to replace Oleg Kaganovich as chief executive of the Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance (SARTA).

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