Published on 12/28/16 in the Daily Record

University of Maryland Ventures has added a well-known name to bolster development efforts at University of Maryland Research Park and greater College Park.

Julie Lenzer has been hired to serve as associate vice president for economic development and director of University of Maryland Ventures-College Park in the division of research. Lenzer, a software entrepreneur and investor, previously worked at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration as the director of the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship as well as adviser to Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker.

“Julie’s remarkable experience and connections will ignite our growing innovation ecosystem,” University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh said in a statement. “She has launched her own enterprises and worked in and out of government to build innovation networks. She has done it all and will do it here.”

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