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James Marshall, Valerie Landrio McDevitt, Charlie Crist

Purdue University said last week that James Marshall has been named director of the Purdue Technology Center of Southeast Indiana.
Marshall is a retired senior counsel with 3M. During his 23-year tenure with 3M, he held several positions including lead general attorney for the company’s St. Paul, Minn., and Austin, Texas, offices; manager of the sales and marketing offices in New Zealand and the Republic of South Africa; and business development director.
Marshall holds a BS from the University of Cincinnati, a JD from the University of Louisville College of Law, and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.
The Purdue Technology Center of Southeast Indiana, based in New Albany, is one of four Purdue Research Park centers focused on creating startup companies or expanding existing companies.

Transfer Technology International said this week that it has appointed Valerie Landrio McDevitt as director of its scientific advisory board.
McDevitt is currently director of technology transfer at the University of South Florida. She was recently appointed by Florida Governor Charlie Crist to the Task Force on the Study of Biotech Competitiveness in the state of Florida.
McDevitt holds a graduate degree in chemistry, is a registered patent attorney, and a certified licensing professional.
Based in Tampa, Transfer Technology International acquires and funds technologies, research, and intellectual property in order to transfer them to other entities for commercialization.

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