The NIIC announced that Theodore (Ted) Baker has been picked as interim president and CEO.
The entrepreneurial incubator also introduced two new appointments to the board govt committee.
Baker joined The NIIC on July 2 as interim president and CEO. He concurrently serves as the CEO/government director of the Innovation Connector, a group-centered technological know-how-oriented business incubator in Muncie.
Larry Rowland, NIIC board chair, said in the announcement of Baker’s appointment, “We are deeply grateful that Ted has picked out to use his know-how, abilities, and knowledge to guide us into what will become NIIC 2.. The NIIC management and personnel keep on to build on past results and serve the instant and evolving requirements of business enterprise builders of Northeast Indiana.”
Baker is no stranger to The NIIC, Northeast Indiana, or the incubator/accelerator sector. “Through my several years as the executive director & CEO of the Innovation Connector, I have been deeply concerned with The NIIC,” Baker stated. “I have collaborated with The NIIC on funding opportunities and applications, Accredited Engineering Parks (CTPs) advocacy, management by means of InBIA, and served on the WEOC WBC Advisory Council. I’m a previous company operator and have an understanding of the struggles and achievements that come with it. He also teaches in the Entrepreneurship Section at his alma mater, Ball Point out College, the place he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Advertising and marketing with an emphasis on Procurement and Product Handle and Gross sales.”
Board govt committee additions
The NIIC government committee, with the board’s assistance, added current board associates Dr. Eric Beier and Dr. Andrea Robinson to the executive committee. “We are delighted to have Dr. Beier and Dr. Robinson join the NIIC Govt Committee,” stated Rowland.
“Dr. Beier’s extended-time period desire in The NIIC and his working experience as both equally a doctor and entrepreneur convey added viewpoint to the Committee.” Beier is the co-founder and chief working officer of Xillum, an intelligence software program organization centered on well being care small business. He is also Companion and Chief Medical Officer for Boomerang Ventures. He formerly served as CEO of Matrix-Bio, an Indiana biomedical corporation targeted on building cancer diagnostic checks utilizing metabolite profiling engineering.
“Dr. Robinson’s experience in training and economic improvement will assist The NIIC develop our collaborative efforts in the course of the area,” stated Rowland. Robinson is the metropolis of Fort Wayne’s local community development administrator for Financial Development. She formerly served as META director for the College of Saint Francis and dean of the School of Organization at Ivy Tech Group University.
Baker succeeds previous NIIC President and CEO Karl R. LaPan on The NIIC board. LaPan had worked at the NIIC for 21 a long time and announced his resignation in Might to direct an incubation service for the University of Florida.