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.

Monica Smith
North Carolina State University
Marketing and Community Development Manager
Kelsey Kinton
Boston College
Assistant Director, Edmund H. Shea Jr. Center for Entrepreneurship
Kimi Yingling
University of North Carolina
Program Assistant, Innovate Carolina Global Network
Brian Breslin
University of Miami
Director, Launch Pad
Patty Reinhardt
University of Notre Dame
Program Manager of Student Entrepreneurship, IDEA Center
Ken Baldauf
Florida State University
Director of the FSU Innovation Hub
Linda Dickerson Hartsock
Syracuse University
Executive Director, Blackston Launchpad
Judith Cone
University of North Carolina
Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Mary Tapolsky
University of Louisville
Assistant Director of External Programs, Forcht Entrepreneurship Center
Babs Carryer
University of Pittsburgh
Director of Education and Outreach, Innovation Institute
Bernie Carlson
University of Virginia
Chair Engineering & Society, UVA’s School of Engineering & Applied Science
David Seaman
Syracuse University
Dean of Libraries and University Librarian
Samantha Palmer Shields
University of Miami
Senior Program Manager, The Launch Pad
Thomas Miller
North Carolina State University
Senior Vice Provost for Academic Outreach and Entrepreneurship
Howie Rhee
Duke University
Managing Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Keith Bonin
Wake Forest University
Associate Provost for Research
Dan Cohen
Wake Forest University
John C. Whitaker Jr, Executive Director, Center for Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship
Suzanne Bergmeister
University of Louisville
Entrepreneur-in-Residence; Assistant Director, Forcht Entrepreneurship Center
Recha Reid
Georgia Tech
Program and Operations Manager
Christopher Reaves
Georgia Tech
Director, Undergraduate Research & Student Innovation
Karen Slaggert
University of Notre Dame
Director of Student Entrepreneurship, IDEA Center
Sheryl Waddell
University of North Carolina
Program Director, Innovate Carolina Global Network
Derick Maggard
Virginia Tech
Executive Director, Apex Systems Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship