Meet our Leadership

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Executive Director

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Innovation Coordinator


Meet our Entrepreneurs in Residence

Our EIRs will provide expertise in social entrepreneurship and technology, respectively, to support the iCenter’s entrepreneurship and innovation programming. They will mentor students, collaborate with faculty, provide thought leadership and best practices, coach start-ups in the Brad D. Smith Business Incubator, and collaborate on programs aimed at creating high-growth and high impact start-ups. 

 

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Founder and CEO of Coalfield Development

 

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Chief Academic Officer and Co-founder of Lumen Learning

 

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Founding Member of Tech 304

 

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Head of Product Design at Kairos

 


Meet our Student Assistants

Our student assistants help us with facilitating our Design Thinking programs, marketing and research initiatives, and event coordination. They are a talented group of students who seek to make an impact on Marshall University's campus, community, and state. 

 

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Maddy Branham

Marketing Coordinator

Class: Junior

Major: Marketing

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Bella Shrader

Research and Programs Coordinator

Class: Junior

Major: Biomedical Engineering


Board of Advisors

Bill Bissett         

Office of U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito

 

Chris Chavez

BLK SHP

 

Jim Datin

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Brandon Dennison

Coalfield Development Corp.

 

Lee Farabaugh

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Alan Letton

MET Inc.

 

Derick Maggard

Virginia Tech

 

MacKenzie Morley

CJ Hughes Construction

 

Phoebe Patton Randolph

Edward Tucker Architects

 

Audy Perry

Heritage Farms

Jason Quehl

Amazon

 

Skye Reymond

Terbium Labs

 

Isabelle Rogner

Intuit

 

Diana Sole Walko

 


Marshall University Ex Officio Members

 

Christine Ingersoll

Associate Professor, W. Page Pitt School of Journalism & Mass Communications

 
Kevin Levine

Adjunct Entrepreneurship Instructor, Lewis College of Business

 
Dr. Avi Mukherjee

Provost, Marshall University

 
Bob Plymale

Director, Appalachian Transportation Institute and Center for Business and Economic Research

 
Jeremy Turner

Adjunct Entrepreneurship Instructor, Lewis College of Business