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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.
  • Curt Hadley
    Curtis Hadley
    Associate Director
    217-265-6121
    Curtis serves as Associate Director for the OCR where he is responsible for developing collaborative relationships within the industry segments of manufacturing, transportation and defense. Curtis' industry expertise is in manufacturing, operations and sales where he has developed a deep network of industry and corporate connections which serves him well in his current role. Curtis holds a B.S. in Industrial Technology from Purdue University.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Alex Lake
    Alex Lake
    Project Coordinator
    217-265-6758
    Alex serves as the Project Coordinator for the Office of Corporate Relations. Alex's responsibilities include communications, research and special event coordination for the Office of Corporate Relations. Prior to joining the OCR, Alex was the Village Coordinator for the ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss in the College of ACES. Alex received his B.S. in Agricultural and Consumer Economics.
  • Lorraine Graham
    Lorraine Graham
    Office Support Specialist
    217-244-3606
    Lorraine joined the OCR in 2014 and provides support to the OCR staff. She assists the staff with corporate visits, special projects and events. Prior to joining the OCR, Lorraine worked in the Graphics field for over 24 years. Lorraine holds a BFA in Illustration/Fine Arts from California State University Fullerton.
  • Moira Nolan
    Rita McCoy
    Administrative Assistant
    217-244-1189
    Rita serves as administrative assistant to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Corporate Relations and Economic Development. Rita handles scheduling for the Associate Vice Chancellor.
  • Moira Nolan
    Moira Nolan
    Accountant I
    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.