Meet the NIC

Dan Duncan

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF NEBRASKA INNOVATION CAMPUS

Dan Duncan is the executive director of Nebraska Innovation Campus. Dan began his tenure with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1987 when he accepted the positions of operations manager at the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff, NE. In 1991, he was named director of the University of Nebraska Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead, Nebraska. On August 1, 2004, Dan was named assistant director of the Nebraska Agricultural Experiment Station on a part-time basis. In February 2008, Dan accepted the position of assistant dean and director of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Agricultural Research Division. On October 1, 2011, he moved into his current position as executive director of the Nebraska Innovation Campus Development Corporation.

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Kate Engel

Community Engagement & Operations Manager

Kate Engel is the community engagement and operations manager for Nebraska Innovation Campus. Kate is responsible for developing and implementing programs for NIC aimed at creating a culture that encourages collaboration and partnerships between NIC, the university and the community. NIC programs are focused on creating opportunities for people with different skill sets to meet and socialize, a critical aspect in developing a culture on NIC that embraces and sparks innovation.

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Ann Willet

Director of Strategic Alliances for Food, Fuel and Water

Ann Willet is the Director of Strategic Alliances for Food, Fuel and Water for Nebraska Innovation Campus. Ann brings years of experience is various leadership roles in clinical development and medical affairs for a major pharmaceutical company. She serves as the lead for company recruitment at Nebraska Innovation Campus. Her goal is to ensure a synergistic alignment between NIC company partners and the strengths of the university around food, fuel, water and other opportunities. This synergy will allow for enhanced collaboration opportunities and success for our company partners and the University of Nebraska.

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