ACC Steering Committee

The steering committee for the ACC InVenture Prize is made up of representatives from the fifteen member institutions of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The goal of the steering committee was to form a competition that showcased our most promising undergraduate student inventors and entrepreneurs.

Adrian Alvarez
University of Miami
Program Manager, Launch Pad
University of Miami
Ken Baldauf
Florida State University
Director of Interdisciplinary Computing
Florida State University
Polly Black
Wake Forest University
John C. Whitaker Jr, Executive Director, Center for Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship
Wake Forest University
Babs Carryer
University of Pittsburgh
Director of Education and Outreach, Innovation Institute
University of Pittsburgh
Tom Chiles
Boston College
Vice Provost for Research and Academic Planning
Boston College
Van Clouse
University of Louisville
Chair, Entrepreneurship Department and Director, Forcht Entrepreneurship Center
University of Louisville
Judith Cone
University of North Carolina
Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Marie-Angela Della Pia
Duke University
Community Director for the I&E Bullpen
Duke University
John DesJardins
Clemson University
Director of Bioengineering Abroad Programs
Clemson University
Jim Flowers
Virginia Tech
Executive Director, VTKnowledgeWorks
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Megan Greer
North Carolina State University
Director of Communications, Outreach, Entrepreneurship Initiative
NC State University
Bruce King
Wake Forest University
Professor of Chemistry & Associate Provost for Research
Wake Forest University
Matthew Klein
Clemson University
Director, Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership
Clemson University
Derick Maggard
Virginia Tech
Executive Director, Apex Systems Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Sam Miller
University of Notre Dame
Director, Gigot Center for Entrepreneurship
University of Notre Dame
Tom Miller
North Carolina State University
Executive Director of the Entrepreneurship Initiative
NC State University
Elizabeth Pyle
University of Virginia
Associate Director of Technology Entrepreneurship
University of Virginia
Christopher Reaves
Georgia Tech
Director, Undergraduate Research & Student Innovation
Georgia Institute of Technology
Howie Rhee
Duke University
Managing Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Duke University
David Seaman
Syracuse University
Dean of Libraries and University Librarian
Syracuse University
William Silverman
University of Miami
Director, Launch Pad
University of Miami
Karen Slaggert
University of Notre Dame
Associate Director, Gigot Center for Entrepreneurship
University of Notre Dame
Sheryl Waddell
University of North Carolina
Program Director, Innovate Carolina Global Network
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill