Secretary Larry Hall - Co-Chair

NC Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

Phil Mintz, Executive Director Co-Chair

North Carolina State University Industry Expansion Solutions

Dr. Fiona Baxter, Associate Executive Director
NC State University Industry Expansion Solutions

Scott Dorney, Executive Director

North Carolina Military Business Center

Tammy Everett, Senior Director

Defense Alliance of North Carolina

Scott Daugherty, Assistant Vice Chancellor and State Director

Small Business Technology Development Center 

Will Best, Military Affairs Liaison

NC Department of Commerce


Tom White, Director

Economic Development Partnership at NC State University

John Loyack, Vice President, Global Business Services

Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina


Annette Stevenson, Vice President

North Carolina Veterans Business Association

Mark Trexler, President

Survival Innovations

Tenette Prevatte, Dean of Computer & Information Technology Programs

Fayetteville Technical Community College​​​

Kenny Capps, Plant Manager





North Carolina State University Industry Expansion Solutions

Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) is the engineering-based, solutions-driven, client-focused unit of NC State University. Our broad portfolio and deep industry expertise help organizations grow, innovate and prosper. Our extensive partnerships with business, industry, education and government generate a unique culture of collaboration that provides access to cutting-edge expertise, research, and technology


IES Mission

We engineer success for North Carolina business one solution at a time by understanding our partners, building long term relationships, crafting meaningful sustainable solutions and inspiring continuous learning.

North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

The North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (NCDMVA) provides advice, counsel and recommendations to the Governor, the NC General Assembly, the Secretary of Commerce and other State agencies on initiatives, programs and legislation that will continue and increase the role that NC’s military installations, the National Guard and Reserves play in America’s defense strategy and the economic health and vitality of the State.  The NCDMVA also works to improve the accessibility of health, education, training, counseling, financial, and burial benefits and services to veterans and their dependents.  They work to increase the satisfaction of veterans and their dependents with benefits and services by meeting their expectations for availability, quality, timeliness, and responsiveness.

Raleigh, North Carolina

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