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August 25, 2010

Ray Gilley resigned as chief executive of the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission after nine years on the job. Gilley was responsible for helping lure the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute to Central Florida.

Peter Ginsberg joined the North Carolina Biotechnology Center as vice president of Business & Technology Development.

Leslie Smith was hired as the first general manager of TechTown, Detroit's research and technology park. A Detroit native, Smith previously served as director of business acceleration for the Michigan Economic Development Corp.

Deputy Director Jonathan Taylor will fill the position of director of the Texas Emerging Technology Fund following the resignation of Alan Kirchhoff earlier this month.

Robert Twilley, associate vice chancellor for Research and Economic Development at Louisiana State University, has been named vice president for Research at the University of Louisiana (UL) at Lafayette. Twilley will oversee the office of research and many of UL Lafayette's research centers and economic development enterprises.

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