Chief of Staff
Stacy Yike serves as Chief of Staff for the Indiana Innovation Institute (IN3). She excels at translating strategic priorities into operational action plans with non-profit management experience in both startups and established organizations.
Previously, Yike served more than 20 years in the U.S. military. Colonel Yike was the Commander, 66th Air Base Group, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass. The Group supports the acquisition mission providing base, regional and readiness support for Electronic Systems Center, six Program Execution Offices, AF Research Laboratory and MIT Lincoln Laboratory.
She received her commission as a distinguished graduate in the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship program at Clemson University in South Carolina. She began her career in satellite system acquisition. During this time, Colonel Yike participated in a space shuttle launch of the Defense Support Program satellite and developed groundbreaking international agreements to collaborate with U.S. allies on space systems.
Her Air staff tours include serving as a Congressional Liaison Officer and the Deputy Director of Mission Support, Congressional and Budget for the Directorate of Space Acquisition. On Joint Staff, she supported coalition activities for Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Colonel Yike commanded the 338th Training Squadron at Keesler AFB where she led 200 personnel in the training of 5,000 airmen annually in RF Transmission, Airfield Systems, Ground Radar, and Cyber Transport.
Yike earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University; a Master of Science in Aero Engineering from California Polytechnic University; a Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence from Joint Military Intelligence College, and a Master of Science in Strategic Studies from the Air War College.