South Jersey Tech Park appoints managing director of Rowan Innovations

South Jersey Tech Park appoints managing director of Rowan Innovations

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The Board of Directors of the South Jersey Technology Park has appointed Jeanne Nevelos as managing director of Rowan Innovations, a technology and economic development arm of Rowan University.

Nevelos joins the staff after serving 13 years with Select Greater Philadelphia, the tri-state regional business marketing and attraction organization and division of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, most recently as vice president of Business Expansion Services. Prior to that, she worked as director of External Relations for National Community Capital Association; vice president for Marketing and Product Development for Wachovia; and vice president, corporate lender/relationship manager for Corestates Bank.

A resident of Mickleton, Nevelos earned a B.S. in business and psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and an M.B.A. from Temple University.

She is a board member of Global Philadelphia Association, a Community Engagement Committee member of the University City Science Center and an alumnus of Leadership Philadelphia, among other roles.

Rowan Innovations works with faculty, staff, students and entrepreneurs in the University community and beyond to provide the services and resources that foster business incubation and start-up companies in partnership with Rowan’s Offices of Sponsored Programs and Technology Commercialization.

Among Nevelos’ responsibilities are building relationships with industry, economic development organizations and government agencies seeking technology expertise, as well as coordinating the development of the Technology Park.

“Jeanne’s experience with be invaluable as Rowan continues to advance its technology and economic development initiatives,” said Dr. Shreekanth Mandayam, vice president of Research. “We expect her to provide leadership as we expand research and collaborations and as we further develop the South Jersey Technology Park.”

Noted Dr. Ali Houshmand, president of Rowan University, “Rowan University’s research initiatives are critical to the future of our region. As we grow Rowan Innovations and the Technology Park, we expand research that addresses medical, technology and other issues facing our society, and we also create jobs and a more vibrant economy.”