AURP Leadership

AURP Staff

Chief Executive Officer
Vickie Palmer
O: (520) 529-2524
AURP Headquarters

Chief Strategy Officer

Brian Darmody
O: (301) 928-0527
Membership & Meetings Manager

Diana Horn
O: (520) 529-2521
AURP Headquarters


AURP Headquarters
9070 South Rita Road, Suite 1750
Tucson, Arizona 85747

AURP HQ2, Washington DC Area
7761 Diamondback Dr.
College Park, Maryland 20742


2022 AURP Board of Directors


Leah Burton

Director of Centennial Campus Partnership Office, NC State University

Raleigh, North Carolina

Vice President
Erin Koshut

Executive Director, Cummings Research Park

Huntsville, Alabama

Scott Levitan

President and CEO, The Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Chris Carlson

Senior Vice President, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Raleigh, North Carolina

At Large
Jeff Johnson

Director, Tech Center Research Park, Virginia Tech
Newport News, Virginia

At Large
Mark Romney

Chief Industry Alliance Officer, Aggie Square - University of California, Davis
Sacramento, California

Immediate Past President
Daniel Duncan

Executive Director, Nebraska Innovation Campus Development Corporation
Lincoln, Nebraska

Board of Directors

Harry Brislin
CEO & Executive Director, Real Estate Services & Asset Management, USA Technology and Research Park
Mobile, Alabama

Dwaine Chapel
Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director, Growth Partnership and Research Park, South Dakota State University
Brookings, South Dakota

Will Germain
Senior Investment Officer, Research and Innovation, Ventas
Chicago, Illinois

Greg King, CEcD
Associate Vice President for Economic Development, Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia

Allison Madden, MBA
Director of Research Foundation Operations, University of South Florida Research Park
Tampa, Florida

Laura O’Blenis
President & CEO, Stiletto: Make A Point
Fredericton, Ontario, Canada

Aaron Olver
Managing Director, University Research Park, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin

Tracy Shickel 
Director, Economic Development, University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware

Jeff Smith
Director, University Corporate Research Foundation, Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan