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TBED People and Orgs

September 26, 2013

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin announced that Jonna Kirschner, executive director of the Oklahoma Commerce Department, will serve on a transition team to establish a new workers’ compensation system. Vaughn Clark , the Commerce Department’s director of community development, was named as interim executive director.

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper named Mark Sirangelo, who is head of Sierra Nevada Corp., as chair of the Colorado Innovation Network and the state's new chief innovation officer.

John Rhodes has been appointed as president and CEO of NYSERDA.

Brian Cummings is leaving as vice president for technology commercialization at Ohio State University to seek other professional opportunities. Ray Atilano, the executive director of technology commercialization, also has left his position.

Christy Wyskiel has been named senior adviser to the president for enterprise development at Johns Hopkins University. Wyskiel will fill the role beginning Jan. 1, succeeding Aris Melissaratos who accepted a new position as executive-in-residence and senior adviser to Dean Bernard T. Ferrari at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

Michael Macedonia has been named as the assistant vice president for research and commercialization at the University of Central Florida.

Casey Barach was promoted to senior vice president of entrepreneurship for the Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corp.

Aimee Kennedy has joined Battelle as the vice president of Education and STEM Learning.

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