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Comings and goings

By Jesse Schwartz
Published: July 17th, 2019

The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) has tapped Karen Fite, associate vice president of the school’s economic development program Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2), to serve as the program’s interim vice president.

EI2 is the country’s largest university-based center for business and industry assistance, tech transfer and economic development. In addition to promoting innovation and entrepreneurship on campus, EI2 helps communities, both nationally and internationally, to innovate in business incubation and commercialization, strategic planning and economic sustainability.

Fite, who also serves as director of the EI2 Business & Industry Services programs, has over 26 years of experience in economic development at Georgia Tech. She will lead EI2 while the school searches for a permanent successor to Chris Downing, who retired in June after 21 years of service.

“As director of Business and Industry Services, Karen has successfully provided leadership in critical areas of economic development,” says Chaouki Abdallah, executive vice president for research at Georgia Tech. “We have full confidence that she will continue EI2’s momentum and reach in Georgia and beyond as we conduct the search for a permanent vice president.”

Source: Georgia Tech News Center

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