Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research Appoints New Chief Operating Officer


Jane Teague Joins the Institute to Manage Ongoing Institute Expansion

GAINESVILLE & BOCA RATON – April 20, 2012 –The Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research (the Institute) announced the appointment of Jane E. Teague as Chief Operating Officer (COO).Teague has been serving as Interim Executive Director of the Institute since 2009 and has several years of experience working with early stage science and technology startup companies in Massachusetts and Florida.

“Jane has been involved with the Institute since its formation in 2008, and her background and experience will be great assets to the organization as we embark on our next phase of growth," saidJamie Grooms, Institute Chief Executive Officer.

“I am delighted to join the Institute team in a full-time capacity to help fulfill its vision for a diversified, innovation-based economy in Florida,” said Teague.

Prior to joining the Institute, Teague served as Executive Director of the Enterprise Development Corporation of South Florida (EDC), a public/private partnership organization that assists emerging science and technology companies. In that role since 2002, she was responsible for fundraising as well as oversight of EDC’s mentor/protégé program, the award-winning Technology Business Incubator and Incubate Miami programs, annual EDC conferences, and administration of New World Angels and the Miami Innovation Fund.

Teague has been an active supporter of the technology community since moving to Florida in 2000, andhas served on a number of committees and boards dedicated to the growth and re-branding of Florida’s science and technology sector. In 2007 she received the In Focus Magazine “Quiet Storm” award, and in June 2009 was recognized as one of the Power Players in “The Power Issue” of South Florida Business Leader Magazine.

Originally from Boston, Teague has a background in the software and technology industries includinga variety of marketing management positions with Dun & Bradstreet Software, (formerly McCormack & Dodge), and HighGround, Inc., a provider of public relations and marketing support for emerging technology. Teague graduated McGill University, Montreal, Quebec.


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