Leadership

 

Dr. Byron C. Clayton

President & CEO

 

byron@nexus-la.org

 

Dr. Clayton joined the Research Park Corporation (RPC) in January 2015 and quickly began learning about and connecting Baton Rouge's innovation assets. He is leading RPC into the future by creating and executing a clear strategy to increase its impact on Louisiana’s innovation economy.  Dr. Clayton comes to Baton Rouge from Cleveland, Ohio where he led regional innovation clusters in printed electronics, advanced energy and water technologies.   In addition, he has over 25 years of C-level leadership experience developing, commercializing and implementing advanced manufacturing systems and software for production plants across North America.


Board of Directors

Dr. F. King Alexander

President and Chancellor, Louisiana State University • Designee of the Louisiana State University System
 

Mr. Mike Moles (immediate past chair)

Vice President, Managed Services, Sparkhound

 

MR. ISAAC THOMAS

President• Designee of the Economic Freedom Association

 

 

 

Dr. michael stubblefield

Vice Chancellor, Research & Strategic Initiatives • Southern University • Designee of Dr. Ray Belton, President

 

Ms. Dima Ghawi

Leadership Speaker & Executive Coach, Dima Ghawi LLC

 

Mr. Quentin Messer

President & CEO, New Orleans Business Alliance

Mr. James Chappell

Director, State Economic Competitiveness, LED • Designee of the Secretary of Louisiana Economic Development

 

Mr. Edmund Giering, IV (chair)

General Counsel, Baton Rouge Area Foundation
 

Mr. Calvin Mills, Jr.

(VICE CHAIR)

CEO, CMC Technology Consulting • Designee of the Mayor-President, City of Baton Rouge and the Parish of East Baton Rouge