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TBED People and Orgs

June 12, 2013

Yuka Nagashima, executive director of the High Technology Development Corp. and center director for the Innovate Hawaii program, has resigned from both posts and will leave the state agency in August. Nagashima will be leaving for Denmark to support her husband's research career. Len Higashi, current senior economic development manager, was selected to become the acting executive director.

Raja Krishnamoorthi has been appointed vice chairman of the Illinois Innovation Council by Gov Pat Quinn.

Jason Hall has been named the St. Louis Regional Chamber's vice president for business development and corporate counsel, effective June 28. Hall's most recent position was as deputy director for the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

E. Gordon Gee, president of The Ohio State University announced plans to retire, effective July 1. Executive vice president and provost Joseph Alutto was named interim president.

Rep. Jo Bonner announced he will retire from Congress on Aug. 15 in order to take a newly created position of vice chancellor for government relations and economic development at the University of Alabama System.

Joan Dunbar has been appointed associate vice president of technology commercialization in the Division of Research at Wayne State University.

Lisa Feldner, North Dakota chief information officer, has accepted a new position as the ND University System vice chancellor for Information Technology and Institutional Research.

Carlton Crothers has been named president and CEO of EmergeMemphis.

Alabama, Hawaii, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Tennesseepeople