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TBED People and Organizations

May 06, 2009

W. Steven Burke is the new president of Biofuels Center of North Carolina.

Bill Gimson has been named executive director of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. Gimson recently retired as the chief operating officer of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Jeremy Hill has been named the director of the Center for Economic Development and Business Research at Wichita State University. Hill replaces Janet Harrah, who left the post for Northern Kentucky University.

Jack Jewett, a former president of the Arizona Board of Regents and five-term member of the Arizona House of Representatives, was chosen as the president and chief executive officer of the Flinn Foundation. He succeeds retiring president and CEO John Murphy, who has led the foundation since 1981. Jewett will assume the position in June.

Judith Krauthamer has been appointed executive director of the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association.

The Angel Capital Association (ACA) and Angel Capital Education Foundation (ACEF) has named William Payne, ACA founder and active participant in four angel groups, as the recipient of the 2009 Hans Severiens Award. The award recognizes individual accomplishments in the advancement of angel investing.

Towson University has appointed Steve Peck as its first CEO-in-residence. The new position has been created to strengthen its outreach to businesses and its business education courses.

The Southern Tier Central Regional Planning and Development Board is celebrating 40 years of helping coordinate a regional approach to municipal planning and economic development.

Louis Quam is launching Tysvar, a business incubator that will help develop startups in health care and clean energy and strengthen technology transfer between Minnesota and Norway.

The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology announced the selection of Ronald White, as the university's vice president for research. White will begin his role on July 1.

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