Mr. Fred E. Williams, Jr. was awarded a patent in 1999 for a device that addressed the ability to IQ option Cameroon capture the power provided by the flow of water over the weir of a low-head dam.
An experienced, results focused, economic development and regional planning professional committed to leveraging the assets of the community in creative and innovative ways. As a Business Development Specialist with the City of Hamilton – the second largest urban community in Greater Cincinnati – Mr. Seppi is dedicated to continuing the region’s legacy of manufacturing and entrepreneurship. His background is primarily in information technology, directly marketing enterprise software solutions to sectors that include automotive, education, financial, and Fortune 500 industries. Mr. Seppi provides a unique blend of community and regional planning, business development, and marketing expertise. He is dedicated to an innovative, non-traditional approach to economic development that emphasizes small business ecosystem development, quality of life issues, and historical preservation as a means to attracting investment and opportunity to a community.
Among his 100+ publications are books: Strategic Leadership of Portfolio and Project Management, Contemporary Project Management 3rd ed., Project Leadership, and Managing Project Quality. Tim learned manufacturing in his family’s foundry. He is a retired U.S.A.F. Reserve officer having transportation, procurement, and quality assurance assignments. He has consulting and training experience on six continents. Tim has chaired several non-profit boards. He holds a B.S. in business from Benedictine College, an MBA from Western Illinois University, and a Ph.D. in Operations Management from University of Cincinnati
Among his many other responsibilities as Dean, Dr. Sritharan has led the efforts to develop and test the Williams Cross-Flow Turbine at Central State University’s McLin International Center for Water Resource Management. His leadership oversaw the construction of test facilities in the University’s laboratory utilizing funding provided through a grant from the Electric Power Research Institute. Under his direction, laboratory testing that confirmed the performance and scalability of the design was conducted and published.
Mr. VanDrake brings a progressive and creative approach to the development of intellectual property and business strategy for emerging businesses and start-up companies. His clients are predominantly start-up firms and venture-backed companies. He helps develop comprehensive strategies in a broad range of technologies including software, medical devices, and mechanical and electrical innovations assisting clients with patent drafting and prosecution, trademark registration and clearance, and copyright and trade secret protection. His experience includes providing clients with patentability, validity, and infringement opinions, and serving various intellectual property litigation and regulatory (FDA) needs. Mr. VanDrake has worked in-house for a Fortune 500 company, has co-founded three start-up companies, and has helped two of his companies go public. Vance is the President of the Greater Cincinnati Venture Association, was appointed by the Mayor of Cincinnati to the Small Business Advisory Committee, and was recognized as one of Cincinnati’s “Top 40 under 40” by the Cincinnati Business Courier.
Ms. Quinley’s career has focused on finding economic and financial solutions to federal policy and private sector problems. Her current role is focused on corporate environmental stewardship, stakeholder engagement, and climate change policy. Previously, she managed Cinergy’s Cincinnati deployment of Broadband and investment in Current Communications. She also served as a lead on Cinergy’s cost savings team (CIN-10) and on Cinergy’s Sustainable Development team. Prior to joining Duke in 2000, she was a consultant in an anti-trust economic consulting firm in Washington, D.C., worked oversees through a multi-national nongovernmental
organization, and attended the University of Virginia and Harvard.
Mr. Chaney currently oversees environmental studies for transportation, electric and gas transmission, power plants, gas and oil wells and renewable energy sources such as wind farms. He previously held the position of Vice President and Director Natural Resource Management at BHE Environmental, Inc. and was Assistant Vice-President at GAI Consulting. He holds an undergraduate degree from Eastern Kentucky University and a Masters in Business Administration.
Mr. Abramson has held several leadership positions in at Duke Energy. With over 30 years of experience in the electric utility industry, he has been involved with many types of energy generation including, wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, and traditional thermal generation. He has been a presenter at several national conferences and has written for Power Engineering Magazine based on his work on condition monitoring equipment. He has also co-author a white paper on Low Head-Hydro and has been involved in research on this topic for several years. Mr. Abramson holds a Masters of Business Administration degree, with undergraduate studies in engineering and business.