The Indiana Innovation Institute has named Julie Griffith as executive vice president for strategy, partnerships and outreach. In addition, the institute has promoted Bill Kiser PhD to executive vice president for science and technology.
Julie Griffith, Executive Vice President for Strategy, Partnerships and Outreach
Julie Griffith serves as Executive Vice President for Strategy, Partnerships and Outreach for the Indiana Innovation Institute. Prior to joining the Institute and most recently, she served as Vice President for Public Affairs for Purdue University, providing leadership and having responsibility for Marketing, Media, Strategic Communications, Trademarks and Licensing, State and Federal Governmental Relations.
She has also held senior leadership positions with Fortune 150 and Fortune 500 companies with a depth of experience in governmental relations, regulatory affairs, business development and marketing, where she excelled at setting strategic vision, driving results and leading high performance organizations.
Throughout her career, Griffith has served her state and community by serving on numerous boards, chairing several. She was also recognized by the Indianapolis Business Journal in its 2016 class of Most Influential Women.
Griffith earned her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Ball State University and has completed numerous executive leadership development and professional development programs.
Bill Kiser, PhD, Executive Vice President for Science and Technology
Bill Kiser, PhD was recently promoted to Executive Vice President for Science and Technology for the Indiana Innovation Institute. Dr. Kiser formerly served as the Director of the Penn State Electro-Optics Center in Freeport, Penn., where he oversaw center operations and provided key technical support on projects for the Department of Defense (DoD). He has technical experience in multiple classes of DoD systems including Directed Energy, Night Vision/IR systems, Sensor Networks, and UAV payloads. He has over 25 years in product development for the DoD, medical, and chemical industries.
Dr. Kiser received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Grove City College and a Master of Science in Engineering Physics from George Mason University. He earned his PhD in Medical/Health Physics from Purdue University and conducted his Post-Doctoral Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine, where he was one of the co-developers of Photoacoustic Computed Tomography, and conducted his Post-Doctoral Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine.
About Indiana Innovation Institute:
The Indiana Innovation Institute is a non-profit applied research institute that brings together top leaders from government, military, industry and research universities in collaboration with Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane). The institute will facilitate and manage collaborative research teams from Indiana University, Purdue University, the University of Notre Dame and other Indiana colleges and universities to perform research in participants’ areas of technical expertise. The institute’s focus is on trusted microelectronics technology and security, hypersonics, electro-optics, sensor fusion, data assurance and energy storage. Work conducted through the organization, accelerates technology commercialization that supports economic prosperity across Indiana with a specific focus on Southwest Central Indiana. For more information about the Indiana Innovation Institute, visit www.IN3Indiana.com.