About the Foundation

The MSU Foundation is a catalyst. Our resources fuel economic development, right here at Michigan State University, across the region and the globe. From endowed professorships to sponsored research, we support some of Michigan State University’s most cutting-edge researchers and faculty members. With our family of subsidiaries, we provide student innovators and entrepreneurs with the capital they need to launch their next ventures and create value within our communities. Together with our family of subsidiaries, we focus on serving the whole Spartan community, from research and invention to entrepreneurship and strategic placemaking.

Meet Our Staff

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David Washburn

Executive Director

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Frank Urban

Director of Venture Creation, Spartan Innovations

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Rebekah Skrzyniarz

Director of Finance

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Jeff Wesley

Executive Director, Red Cedar Ventures

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Jeff Smith

Director, UCRP

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Gabbi Allum

Project Manager

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Traci Cannon

Special Projects

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Erik Klink

Salesforce Administrator

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Aaryn Richard

Communications Manager

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Jamie Binger

Finance Coordinator

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Todd Pasch

Facilities Manager

Drew Lillywhite

Facilities Specialist

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Susan Bukovcik

Accounting Assistant

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Chris Moran, CPA

Accountant

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Karri Christie, CPA

Accountant

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Kay O’Berry

Administrative Assistant

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Emily Andersen

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Gabe Hales

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Dylan Kiger

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Aubrey Haase