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The Wholesale Economic Development Team

Our team consists primarily of three individuals, each of whom brings separate but overlapping skills to our efforts.

Rollie Cole

Rollie Cole, PhD, JD is a policy analyst and lawyer who has worked for several think tanks and several law firms and taught in Schools of Public Policy, Business, and Law at three major universities – the University of Washington, the University of Michigan, and Indiana University. He was the co-founder and first president of the international Association of Personal Computer User Groups and was for many years the Executive Director of the Software Patent Institute. He also serves as Director of Technology Policy for the Sagamore Institute for Policy Research and a subcontractor to Thomas P. Miller & Associates. His degrees are from Harvard University. You can find out more about Rollie and his related efforts at his own web site: http://www.fertilegroundforstartups.com.

Mark Long

Mark S. Long is currently the Director of the Sid Martin Biotechnology Institute in Progress Park, on of the top bioscience business incubators in the world.  Mark was formerly a Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Management at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, and a 2010/2012 winner of the IU Trustees Teaching Award.  Mark was also the President of Long Performance Advisors, LLC, a global consulting company focused on accelerating efforts in business incubation, technology transfer, sales, branding and marketing, small business formation/management and economic development. Mark was a previous board member of the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA), and he received the President’s Award for Lifetime Achievement in Business Incubation in 2014.  Long is the former President and CEO of the Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation (IURTC). As CEO of IURTC, Long directed the activities of IU’s business incubator, the Indiana University Emerging Technologies Center; the Technology Transfer Office; the Office of Indiana University Trademarks and Licensing; and Kelley Executive Partners, the executive education arm of the Kelley School. He also served as President and CEO of the Midwest Proton Radiotherapy Institute. Mark was the previous Director of Technical Operations at Washington University in St. Louis. Long has more than twenty-five years of experience in medical diagnostics in sales, marketing, and technical services, holding additional positions at Sigma Diagnostics, Coulter Corporation and Baxter Healthcare.  Mark has an A.S. degree in Medical Laboratory Technology from Indian River Community College, Ft. Pierce, Florida (2007 Distinguished Alumni Award Winner); B.S. degree in Biology from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida; and an M.S. degree in Molecular Biology from Florida State University. 

Isabel Cole

Isabel Cole, MIS, is a librarian and document specialist who has worked at the Internet Public Library and the Indiana State Library, as well as the Software Patent Institute and Thomas P. Miller & Associates. Her Master's degree concentration was Library Science, which included study of referencing and cataloging. Her Master of Information Science degree is from the University of Michigan.

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