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TBED People and Organizations

May 19, 2010

TBED People
Michael Burcham has been named the first president of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center. Burcham currently serves as a clinical faculty member at Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management.

Austin Burke, longtime president of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, is being nominated secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. Burke will replace George Cornelius, who is leaving his post to become the president of Bridgewater College in Virginia.

Former National Science Foundation official Deborah Crawford has been appointed Drexel University's vice provost for research. Crawford will begin her tenure at Drexel in September.

New York state senators confirmed Dennis Mullen as president and CEO of Empire state Development Corp. and commissioner of the state Department of Economic Development. Mullen has been serving as acting head of Empire State Development since June 2009, when Gov. David Paterson tapped him to succeed Marisa Lago.

Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle announced the appointment of Aaron Olver as the secretary of the Department of Commerce. Olver, the department's current deputy secretary, has been part of the agency's management team since 2003.

The SATAI Network Foundation today announced it has changed its name to Startech Foundation and its website URL to www.startech1.org.

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