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April 13, 2011

Steve Biggers, deputy director, Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology has retired after 31 years of service to the state. He has served at OCAST for the last 19 years.

Alex Lawrence has been named vice provost for Innovation & Economic Development at Weber State University. In this role, he will lead the Technology Outreach Center on campus that supports the Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) technology economic development initiative. Lawrence succeeds Curt Roberts, who recently accepted a position at Utah State University as associate vice president of regional development and commercialization.

Zack Brandon, former deputy secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Commerce, has been named director of the Wisconsin Angel Network, effective April 18. He will succeed Joe Kremer, the network's director since its inception, who recently became president and CEO of Power Designers LLC.

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin recently appointed Stephen McKeever, an Oklahoma State University research director, to her cabinet as her secretary of science and technology. McKeever currently serves as vice president for research and technology transfer at Oklahoma State University and is the executive director of the OSU Multispectral Lab in Ponca City.

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