Research-Supported Economic Development Committee

The Research-Supported Economic Development Committee aids the RF board of directors in determining how SUNY research can best support innovation-driven economic development in New York.

Specifically, the committee will take a system-wide view of SUNY’s role in research-supported economic development, consider models and identify strategies to position SUNY to drive knowledge-based economic growth, foster entrepreneurship, and facilitate connections among key components to leverage strategic advantage.

The committee will advise the board on how the RF can capitalize on the scope, scale and diversity of SUNY as an engine of New York state’s innovation economy.

View the committee charter
Research Foundation Board of Directors

Research Foundation Board of Directors Members

Mr. Robert L. Ecklin, Chair

Mr. Robert L. Ecklin, Chair
Executive Vice President
Environmental Technologies & Strategic Growth
Corning, Incorporated (Retired)

Patricia A. Caldwell

Ms. Patricia A. Caldwell
Gordian Group, LLC

Dr. D. Bruce Johnstone
SUNY Distinguished Service Professor of Higher and
Comparative Education Emeritus
University at Buffalo
The State University of New York
Dr. Anne M. Kress
Monroe Community College
The State University of New York
Dr. Myron J. Mitchell Dr. Myron J. Mitchell
Distinguished Professor and Director of Council on Hydrologic Systems Science
Environmental Science & Forestry
The State University of New York

Dr. Donald S.Siegel
Dean of the School of Business and Professor of Management
University at Albany, SUNY

Advisory Members

Heather C. Briccetti

Heather C. Briccetti, Esq.
President & CEO
The Business Council

Mr. William Howard

Mr. William F. Howard
Senior Vice Chancellor and General Counsel
State University of New York

Mr. Brian Hutzley

Mr. Brian Hutzley
Vice Chancellor for Financial Services & Chief Financial Officer
State University of New York

James L. King Mr. James L. King
State Director
New York State SBDC Central Administration

Mr. Brian McMahon

Mr. Brian McMahon
Executive Director
New York State Economic Development Council

Mr. Thomas Moebus

Mr. Thomas Moebus
Interim Director
SUNY Levin Institute

Mr. Edward Reinfurt

Mr. Edward Reinfurt
Director of the Division of Science, Technology and Innovation
Empire State Development Corporation