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    Pradeep Khanna
    Associate Vice Chancellor for Corporate Relations and Economic Development
    217-244-3606
    As Associate Vice Chancellor for Corporate Relations and Economic Development at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Pradeep oversees the Office of Corporate Relations and economic development for the campus. He works closely with the campus administration as well as academic and other units to accomplish the strategic goals of the offices that he oversees. Prior to joining the campus administration, Pradeep served as the Associate Director of the National Soybean Research Laboratory in the College of ACES at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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    Roger VanHoy
    Director, Life Science
    217-333-8823
    In his role as Director, Life Sciences for the OCR, Roger manages all aspects of strategic corporate relationships across the campus and focuses on the chemical, materials, and life sciences industries. Prior to joining the OCR he spent seven years in the Illinois Office of Technology Management and ten years as a life scientist. Roger holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Purdue University and an MBA from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Laura Frerichs
    Laura Frerichs
    Illinois Research Park Director and Director of Economic Development for the University of Illinois' Urbana-Champaign campus
    217-333-8324
    Laura is the University of Illinois Research Park Director and Director of Economic Development for the University of Illinois' Urbana-Champaign campus. She is responsible for managing startup company services at the EnterpriseWorks technology incubator, marketing the Research Park, and supporting the University's economic development efforts. Frerichs has developed innovative entrepreneur support programs as well as has attracted many new companies who are interested in engaging with the University of Illinois.
  • Megan Puzey
    Megan Puzey
    Associate Director
    217-244-0643
    Megan serves as Associate Director for the OCR and manages all aspects of strategic corporate relationships across the campus. Her portfolio focuses on companies in the food and consumer packaged goods industry. Prior to joining the Office of Corporate Relations, she spent 9 years in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. Megan received her B.S. in Agricultural Economics and an MBA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Matt Madigan
    Matt Madigan
    Associate Director
    217-300-6769
    Matt serves as Associate Director for the Office of Corporate Relations where he is responsible for developing collaborative relationships within the industry segments of energy, manufacturing, transportation and defense. Matt spend the last 12 years as the finance director at Volition, a video game development studio located in Champaign. Matt holds a B.S. in Economics and an M.B.A. from the University of Illinois.
  • Katheryne Rehberg
    Katheryne Rehberg
    Associate Director
    217-300-1362
    Katheryne serves as Associate Director of Corporate Relations for the OCR where she is responsible for cultivating and strengthening corporate relationships in the banking, insurance and consulting industries. Katheryne spent the last 14 years at ADM in the specialty food ingredients business with corporate roles in sales, product & business management, and most recently served as the general manager of a global selling and marketing joint venture. Katheryne is a College of ACES graduate and has her MBA from Millikin University.
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    Roxana Ryan
    Assistant Director, Research and Analysis
    217-300-2323
    Roxana serves as Visiting Assistant Director, Research and Analysis for the Office of Corporate Relations. In this role, she provides strategic, targeted research for corporate visits, prospecting, stewardship, and reporting to a wide variety of internal and external clients. Prior to joining the OCR team, Roxana was a Development Researcher for Corporate and Foundation Relations at the University of Illinois Foundation. She also spent two years as a Business Researcher at the John Deere Technology Innovation Center in UIUC's Research Park. Roxana received a B.S. in Journalism and an M.S. in Library and Information Science, both from the University of Illinois.
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    Rashmi Tenneti
    Assistant Director, Marketing and Communications
    217-300-4754
    Rashmi serves as Assistant Director, Marketing and Communications and is responsible for the various communications initiatives supporting the OCR and units across campus. Rashmi is a certified digital marketing expert with training in content creation, branding strategies, analytics and advertisement strategies. Prior to joining the OCR, she worked with the Gies college of Business, Infosys and Accenture Consulting. Rashmi holds an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Osmania University, India and an MBA from DePaul University.
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    Adam Bear
    Project Coordinator - Stewardship
    217-244-9157
    Adam serves as Project Coordinator – Stewardship for the Office of Corporate Relations and serves as the stewardship lead for the OCR team, managing the corporate experience to ensure high-quality interactions. Prior to joining the OCR, Adam was the scheduling and travel coordinator for the Chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Adam holds a B.A. from Eastern Illinois University
  • Moira Nolan
    Moira Nolan
    Business Administrative Associate
    217-333-4518
    Moira joined the OCR in June 2013 and takes care of all business office related needs for the OCR. She is also responsible for coordinating the OCR Research Park Internship Program and the University of Illinois Sesquicentennial celebration. Prior to joining the OCR, Moira worked in the banking industry. Moira earned her B.S. in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Marsha Dunlap
    Administrative Aide
    217-244-2208
    Marsha joined OCR in June 2017 and is responsible for providing logistical support for corporate visits, special projects and events. Before joining the OCR team, Marsha worked as an Office Administrator at the Beckman Institute. She received her B.A. in Philosophy from Eastern Illinois University.
  • Sharetta Hall
    Office Support Associate
    217-244-3606
    Sharetta joined OCR in December 2017 and is responsible for providing administrative support and serves as a liaison between OCR staff members and staff for external units. Before joining the OCR team, Sharetta worked as an Office Support Associate for the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.