Board of Directors



Geoff Curtis,
Board Chair

Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Chief Communications Officer, Horizon Therapeutics



Erin Guthrie,
Ex oficio Board Member

Director, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity



TJ Augustine, Ph.D

Vice Chancellor for Innovation, University of Illinois at Chicago


Jerry Blazey, Ph.D

Vice President for Research and Innovation Partnerships, Northern Illinois University


Paul Bloom

Vice President, Process and Chemical Research, Archer Daniels Midland Company


Jim Bray

Director, Corporate Engagement, Northwestern University


Laura Frerichs

Director, University of Illinois Research Park and Director, Economic Development for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


James Gillespie, PhD

Director of Scientific Strategies, Sterling Bay


Bob Greenlee

Senior Advisor, Tusk Strategies snd Tusk Ventures


Emad Isaac

Vice President, Engineering, Arity


Larry Kuhn

Technology Strategist, Microsoft Chicago


Kumar Natesaiyer

Vice President, Corporate Innovation Center, USG