Our Team

Penn State is a complex organization that can be difficult to navigate. That’s why the Corporate Engagement Center exists: to make connections as you partner with Penn State. Our staff works to understand your goals and bring together the University’s resources across departments, offices, and services to help make the most mutually beneficial relationship possible.
Our Core Team

The Corporate Engagement Center at Penn State is comprised of a core team of industry relationship experts who help establish and maintain coordinated, multi-faceted industry relationships.
Brian Black
Director of Corporate Engagement
Ashley Chan
Director of Corporate Engagement
Beth Colledge
Director of Corporate Engagement
John Peterson
Director of Corporate Engagement
Don Mothersbaugh
Director of Corporate Engagement
Our Leadership

The center is a joint initiative of the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research and the Office of University Development, working in partnership with Career Services.
David Lieb
Interim Vice President for Development & Alumni Relations
Geanie Umberger
Associate Vice President for Research and Director of Industry Research Collaborations
The Corporate Relations Committee

Under the direction of the Senior Vice President for Research and the Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations, the Corporate Relations Committee fosters a community of corporate engagement by gathering senior leadership from across the University committed to maximizing the benefits of strategically aligned, university-industry relationships and amplifying the mission of the Corporate Engagement Center.
Our Extended Team

The extended team are professionals who are embedded in colleges, campuses, and units across the University. The team represents the areas of holistic engagement and works closely with the Corporate Engagement Center to create and execute unified strategies for our partners.
Priya Baboo
Interim Senior Director of Corporate and Industry Engagement, College of Engineering
David Fecko
Penn State Materials Research Institute Industry Relations Coordinator
Zack Follador
Western Region Employer Engagement and Career Specialist
Meghan Hoskins
Director of Operations and Partnerships, Sustainability Institute
Rob Jackson
Assistant Vice President of Principal Gifts
Jessica Kiely
Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine
Brianne Lippert
Assistant Director, Corporate Engagement College of Information Sciences & Technology
Todd Price
ICDS Corporate Relations Director for Research
Rebekah Stout
Senior Research Analyst, Office of Prospect Management and Analytics
Jennifer Stubbs
Assistant Director of Recruiting and Employer Engagement, Penn State Career Services
Our Advisory Committee

The Corporate Engagement Advisory Committee brings industry perspective to the center and assists in aligning business needs with Penn State capabilities. The committee is tasked with helping to expand Penn State’s network of corporate contacts and providing guidance on strategies maximizing philanthropic and research support from corporations.
Steven B. Wagman (Chair)
National Healthcare Business Leader
Siemens Industry–Smart Infrastructure
Janet S. Vergis (Vice Chair)
Retired, CEO
Craig Jackman
Vice President, Human Resources
W.R. Grace & Company
Robert J. Kumpf
Specialist Executive
Deloitte Consulting LLP
Rebecca L. Lucore
Head of Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility
Covestro LLC
Timothy N. Magner
Retired, Country Manager and President
Heather F. Major
Independence Blue Cross Foundation
Daniel P. Mooney
Retired Vice President, South Carolina Engineering Design Center
The Boeing Company
Nicki Palmer
Chief Product Development Officer
Rick Wenger
Vice President, Industry Executive Advisory – Consumer Industries
SAP America, INC.