Colorado State University Names Finalists for Associate Vice President for Economic Development

Colorado State University is pleased to announce three finalists for the associate vice president for economic development position.

Huntington Lambert is director of the Colorado State University Center for Entrepreneurship and has been a College of Business and Executive MBA faculty member since 2001. Lambert is the owner and managing director of Lambert & Company, a management consulting firm, and is the founder of ComUnity Central, Inc., an online transaction business for the equine industry. He is the former market strategy executive director for US West.

Lisa Lorenzen-Dahl is the Industry Relations & Biotechnology Liaison in the Office of the Provost for Research and & Office of Biotechnology at Iowa State University. She is the former computational biologist in the bioinformatics department at Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc. Lorenzen-Dahl received a doctorate in genetics from Iowa State in 1994.     

R. David Monahan is an independent marketing and management consultant who has worked with clients such as Ford Motor Co. and Voyant Technology. In 2003 he received his doctorate in industrial engineering from Purdue University. Monahan is the founder of Optolynx based in Indiana and former product marketing manager for Hewlett-Packard Inc.

The associate vice president for economic development is responsible for providing leadership to and coordination of Colorado State’s Office of Economic Development. The associate vice president will coordinate and oversee activities related to technology transfer, workforce development, the production of educational products for the private sector and policy aspects of economic development among many departments at the University and the Colorado State University Research Foundation.

The first candidate, R. David Monahan, will participate in an open forum at 10:45 a.m. Sept. 20 in Lory Student Center Room 228. The open forum for Huntington Lambert will be at 4:15 p.m. Oct. 3 in Clark C250, and the forum for Lisa Lorenzen-Dahl is at 2 p.m. Oct. 5 in Lory Student Center Room 208. All forums are open to the public.

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