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USF Research Park Chief Operating Officer Allison Madden elected to AURP Board

Allison Madden

USF Research Park Chief Operating Officer Allison Madden

Allison Madden, Corporate Secretary and Chief Operating Officer of the USF Research Park, was recently elected to a second three-year term on the Board of Directors of the Association of University Research Parks (AURP). She will also serve as vice president on the organization’s executive committee during the coming year, following a year of service as treasurer. Madden joins four other directors whose terms start January 1, 2024 on the 18-member board.

AURP, a 37-year, not-for-profit international member-driven organization with offices in Tucson, AZ at the University of Arizona Tech Park and in the Washington, DC area at the University of Maryland Discovery District, focuses on creating communities of innovation and education for research parks both operating and planned, plus innovation districts, regional tech hubs, incubators, accelerators and the businesses that support the research park industry. AURP and its membership promote research, institute-industry relations and innovation districts to foster innovation and to facilitate the transfer of technology from such institutions to the private sector.

"I am privileged to lead alongside these accomplished colleagues from our diverse global AURP membership. As AURP President, I'm committed to advancing our strategic mission, supporting science, technology parks, innovation districts, and fostering community growth,” stated Erin Koshut, 2023-2024 AURP President, and Executive Director of Cummings Research Park in Huntsville, Ala. “With the 2024-2028 Strategic Plan established by the AURP Board of Directors, we are poised to expand our reach, enhance member offerings and elevate professional development opportunities.”  

"The 2024 Board of Directors and Officers form a dynamic community of innovation leaders, dedicated to steering the growth trajectory of our AURP network. With fresh collaborative strategies and enhanced member services, the AURP Board responds to the evolving needs of our membership community” said Vickie Palmer, AURP CEO. “These volunteer leaders actively propel the initiatives of our prominent Association, addressing member trends that fuel tech commercialization and job growth, ultimately influencing positive transformations in regions and lives."  

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