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The Dandini Research Park is governed by DRI Research Parks, Ltd, a 501(c)3 corporation organized by the Nevada System of Higher Education and managed by both public and private sector community leaders that make up the Board of Trustees.


  • Jeff Brigger - Manager, Economic Development - NV Energy
  • Dr. Robert Gagosian - President Emeritus - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, (Woods Hole, MA)
  • Dr. Mridul Gautam – Vice President Research and Innovation – University of Nevada, Reno 
  • Dr. Alan Gertler – VP Research – Desert Research Institute 
  • Karsten Heise – Director Technology Commercialization – Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development 
  • Dr. Karin Hilgersom - President, Truckee Meadows Community College
  • Tina Iftiger – Vice President of Airport Economic Development – Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority 
  • Mike Kazmierski – CEO and President – EDAWN
  • Stephanie Kruse - President/Chief Strategist - KPS3 
  • Gregory Lambert – Senior Account Executive (Retired) – NV Energy 
  • Greg Mosier – Dean, College of Business – University of Nevada, Reno
  • Jeff Pickett - Senior Vice President - The DuPuis Group 
  • Peter Ross – Assistant Vice President Campus Planning – Desert Research Institute 


  • Tina W. Iftiger - Vice President of Airport Economic Development - Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority


  • Peter Ross - Assistant Vice President of Campus Planning - Desert Research Institute 


  • P. Sheldon Flom, Vice President for Finance and Business - Desert Research Institute

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