UofL Hires Business Development Manager to Lead Industry Partnerships

Laurie Young

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville (UofL) has hired longtime sales and business development manager Laurie Young to guide industry engagement as part of its Office of Research and Innovation.

In her role as Director of Industry Partnerships, Young will serve as a point of contact for companies looking to engage across the university. She will also work with each of the university’s schools to launch new strategic alliances and business development initiatives, including corporate training and internship programs and company-sponsored research.

“I’m excited for this opportunity to forge strong ties between industry and my home campus,” said Young, a UofL graduate. “UofL has many resources for companies looking to solve problems, innovate, fill their talent pool with qualified graduates and more. I look forward to helping businesses discover and take advantage of all that UofL has to offer. »

Young’s position at UofL is based in the Office of Research and Innovation, which leads the university’s engagement efforts with industry. The office helps companies connect with campus by sponsoring research, licensing innovative technologies born on campus, initiating major strategic partnerships and more.

Young is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree, and the UofL College of Business, where she earned her master’s degree in business administration. She has significant experience and accomplishments in sales and business development with some of Louisville’s biggest brands, including Louisville Business First (American City Business Newspapers). Most recently, she served as Vice President of Business Development for Sotera LLC’s agritech family of brands.

Young succeeds Dave Calzi who left UofL to become CEO of St. Vincent de Paul.

Industry leaders interested in working with UofL can contact Young at [email protected].

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