Epifani appointed business manager of South Jersey Technology Park

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Rowan University has named Michele Epifani business manager of the newly opened South Jersey Technology Park (SJTP) at Rowan University in Mantua Township.

Rowan University has named Michele Epifani business manager of the newly opened South Jersey Technology Park (SJTP) at Rowan University in Mantua Township.

As business manager, Epifani, of Mantua, will be responsible for managing the daily business operations, including assisting the CEO, Tom Drury, in all areas of tech park management. Those areas include financial, marketing, legal affairs, commercial real estate development, and technology. She also manages all facets of the property particularly maintaining necessary relationships with vendors, current and prospective tenants, and Rowan University's Colleges of Engineering and Business.

Since March, Epifani, served as the interim managing administrative assistant, overseeing accounting records, assisting in marketing efforts, and handling affairs of the Tech Park Board of Directors.
Previously, Epifani was employed by Rowan University as training and development coordinator of human resources, where her responsibilities included employee orientations and recognitions.

In October 2002, Epifani co-founded ETSec, Inc, a technology consulting firm located in Mount Laurel. As vice president of operations she oversaw human resources programs, accounting procedures, vendors, corporate and legal relationships, as well as database management.

She also has worked as an operations manager and product sales team member for VeriSign, Inc, in Mountainview, Calif., and as a senior portfolio analyst in the business banking division of PNC Bank, Philadelphia.

Epifani holds an associate's degree in computer science from Gloucester County College and is working on a B.A. in humanities/science with specializations in political science and business from Rowan University.

The South Jersey Technology Park is incorporated as a non-profit corporation at Rowan University, funded through state and private grants. The goal of SJTP is to lead the economic revitalization of southern New Jersey through an integrated program of science and technology initiatives. SJTP's master plan provides for a 200-acre mixed research and academic technology park campus and is an integral part of the proposed 580-acre Rowan University West Campus. The recently completed Samuel H. Jones Innovation Center is the first of 25 planned buildings.

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