JOHNSON CITY (January 9, 2013) – Dr. Audrey Depelteau has been named director of operations and client services for East Tennessee State University’s Innovation Laboratory.
The Innovation Lab is a business incubator designed to partner with entrepreneurs and investors to influence the successful establishment of technology-based start-up and spin-off companies in order to achieve technology transfer, create jobs and enhance economic development within the region.
Depelteau has served as the acting director of the lab for two years and was previously employed as the ETSU biology education coordinator.
“I am honored to be part of the ETSU community,” says Depelteau, “and to share its commitment to be a collaborative partner for economic development with an impact not only at the local and state levels, but also on a global scale.”
Depelteau brings with her nearly 26 years of experience as a business owner in private practice in Boston and in Rancho Mirage, Calif. She also served as a consultant with Pinnacle Management, and, as an educator, she has designed and delivered student-centered curriculums in anatomy and physiology, biology and forensics.
After earning an undergraduate degree in biology from Russell Sage College in Troy, N.Y., Depelteau did graduate studies in environmental toxicology at Albany (N.Y.) Medical College and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, before earning a doctor of chiropractic degree at Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs in Chesterfield, Mo.
Active in the community, Depelteau serves on the boards of directors of Crumley House and the Unicoi Farmers Community Kitchen Incubator, as well as the founding board of the Angel Roundtable. She is vice president of the Mountain South Incubator Alliance and a member of the National Business Incubator Alliance and the Tennessee Enterprise Network. In addition, she serves on the Ashley Academy Foundation, the Technology Transfer Committee of Life Science-Tennessee and the Business Development Committee for the Johnson City/Jonesborough/Washington County Economic Summit.
For more information, contact Depelteau at (423) 439-8535 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn about the Innovation Lab, visit http://www.etsuilab.org.