Chief Growth Officer
Micah Edmond serves as Chief Growth Officer for the Indiana Innovation Institute (IN3). Prior to joining IN3, Edmond was Vice President of Government Affairs at Battelle, the largest independent R&D organization in the U.S. As a direct report to President of Contract Research, Edmond performed multiple roles creating strategy and driving growth.
Edmond has held multiple leadership positions in the public and private sector developing and driving innovation within the national security infrastructure and underlying U.S. industrial base.
His private sector industry credentials include executive roles serving the Vice Chairman of the National Defense Industrial Association and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association. In each position, Edmond built a coalition of U.S. defense firms, military laboratories, non-profit research institutes and universities advocating for sustained levels of government funding to drive U.S. innovation.
Edmond’s public sector credentials include senior congressional staff management portfolios specializing in science and technology, research and development, and strategic programs including nuclear weapons, national laboratories, space, hypersonics, cyber and microelectronics technology.
As a Marine Corps officer, Edmond served in multiple senior advisory and management roles at the Pentagon. These roles included, speechwriter for the Marine Corps Commandant, Chief of Staff for the Marine Corps general officer managing the service budget and Chief of Staff for a Marine Corps general officer managing the service’s contribution for the 2005 Quadrennial Defense Review and 2005 BRAC Review.
Edmond’s experience also includes appointments to both a Presidential Commission and a Congressional Joint Select Committee in the leadership role as national security staff director. In these roles, he worked to produce legislative and regulatory reforms to balance the federal budget and reduce the national debt within a framework that sustained national security and the innovation and competitiveness of the U.S. industrial base.
As a former major party nominee for Congress, Edmond understands the unique challenges elected officials wrestle with as they debate budget and regulatory guidance.
Edmond received a BA from Williams College and an MA and MBA from Johns Hopkins’ University.
His professional affiliations include the Council on Foreign Relations Term Member and the Tyson’s Regional Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee Board Member.