Facilitated a focus-group session convened by the Metropolitan Development Alliance (MDA) of Syracuse and Central New York (since reorganized into the CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity) to assess potential strategies for a business incubator in environmental technology.
Benchmarked for Butler University (Indianapolis) three peer institutions in the areas of programming for undergraduate research, centers for technology entrepreneurship, and professional master’s and joint degrees.
Benchmarked state-university-system policies on intellectual-property ownership and management in 10 pairs of state/public universities, in a project for the Idaho State Board of Education.
Conducted an in-depth benchmarking of 15 private foundations around the nation and their approaches to regional strategies for economic development, as part of a broader project for the (former) Danforth Foundation. This work underpinned the Danforth Foundation’s sponsorship of the St. Louis region’s strategy for leadership in the plant and life sciences.
Conducted extensive benchmarking of competitive state and univeristy initiatives in both information technology (2000) and nanotechnology (2005) for the Connecticut Office of Workforce Competitiveness.
Conducted stakeholder interviews and other research for the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA), in a project conducted jointly by Battelle and Hammer, Siler, George Associates to identify the best location for a South Jersey research park.
Advisor (granted equity in exchange) in BullDog TeleWorks, a startup that engineered advanced business solutions on top of hosted IP telephony.
Consultant for the Vice President for Research at the former University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, providing a comprehensive management review of the university-wide, multi-school Center for Continuing Education.
Benchmarked 10 bioscience university research parks as part of a strategy project for the Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority, developer of what became the Colorado Bioscience Park in Aurora.
Independent Reviewer for the Technology Transfer Incentive Program of NYSTAR (one year only; discontinued to avoid potential conflicts of interest once incubator association was started).
Benchmarked the then-nascent technology transfer office of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation against those of six universities with large medical schools and three peer-competitor hospitals. This project led directly to creation of what is now the CCF Innovations tech transfer unit.
Benchmarked regions competing with St. Louis in the life sciences, advanced manufacturing, and information technology, as part of a 5-year series of projects for the St. Louis Commerce and Growth Association (now the St. Louis Regional Chamber) and its spinoff, the Coalition for Plant and Life Sciences (now BioSTL).
Benchmarked 10 research and technology parks nationally, as part of a project to sketch a conceptual design for what became the DuPage Airport Business Center technology park.
Benchmarked more than two dozen university technology-transfer and commercialization functions as part of a comprehensive project to help The Ohio State University redesign its office.
Consultant to the Director of Policy, Office of the Bronx Borough President (at that time, Hon. Fernando Ferrer), on economic-development issues.
Prepared case studies of environmental research conducted at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development in Cincinnati. Also conducted early planning through Battelle for what became Central State University’s NET (National Environmental Technology) incubator, the first such program nationally at a Historically Black College or University (HBCU).
Project staff for the former Business, Labor and Community Coalition of New York City, developing a concept for a World Science Center™.
Provided management services simultaneously for two small commercial properties in New York City as part of family-business obligations.
Not a consulting engagement, but a volunteer effort conducted while also employed full-time. Co-chair and part-author of the 1995 Spruce Hill Community Renewal Plan, winner of the 1997 Pennsylvania Planning Association’s (PPA) top award for “comprehensive planning by a small community.” This plan was also described as “visionary and emphatic” and a key influence on Judith Rodin’s West Philadelphia Initiative (see Pucket and Lloyd’s Becoming Penn, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015.)1.