Board of Directors



Geoff Curtis,
Board Chair

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



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


Laura Frerichs

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


Fred Hickernell, Ph.D.

Vice Provost for Research, Professor of Applied Mathematics, Illinois Institute of Technology 


Emad Isaac

Vice President, Engineering, Arity


Larry Kuhn

Technology Strategist, Microsoft Chicago


Alicia Löffler, Ph.D.

Associate Provost for Innovation & New Ventures, Associate Vice President for Research, and Executive Director, Innovation & New Ventures Office, Northwestern University


Bala Srinivasan, Ph.D.

Vice President for Global Initiatives & Strategy and Deputy Provost, University of Chicago


Srinivas Veeramasuneni, Ph.D.

Vice President, Chief Innovation Officer, USG Corporation


Catherine E. Vorwald

Director of Life Sciences, Sterling Bay