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TBED People

May 04, 2011

TBED People
SSTI board members Rob Atkinson and Rebecca Bagley and SSTI member Stephen Tang were appointed to the U.S. Department of Commerce Innovation Advisory Board. The 15-member board will guide a study of U.S. economic competitiveness and innovation to help inform national policies.

Tom Thornton, who recently resigned as president and chief executive of the Kansas Bioscience Authority, has joined Cleveland Clinic Innovations as its general manager of alliances.

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple named Alan Anderson to head the North Dakota Department of Commerce. Paul Govig has been serving as the acting commissioner since December of last year when Shane Goettle left the department. Govig will continue to serve as deputy Commerce commissioner.

Lee Fisher, former Ohio lieutenant governor who also served as director of the state's Department of Development, has been named president and CEO of CEOs for Cities.

Harvard University announced that Gordon Jones will be the inaugural director of the Harvard Innovation Lab, a $20 million community center for entrepreneurship that is slated to open this fall.

Clemson University leaders John Kelly, George Askew, and Bob Geolas were named to a new economic development team linking agribusiness with the South Carolina's other economic clusters.

Technology and life science incubator First Flight Venture Center has named Andrew Schwab as its new president. Schwab has been serving as the interim president since Executive Director John Draper passed away last summer.

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