Who We Are | Innovation Park

Who We Are


LSU Innovation Park provides companies and entrepreneurs with a broader avenue for intellectual enrichment and technological discovery by partnering scientific investigation and business enterprise under one umbrella.

As the state’s flagship university, research is a cornerstone of LSU. The university began planning a dedicated complex for research commercialization in 2005 to further its commitment to innovation. Located just five miles south of the main campus, the LSU Innovation Park is the epicenter for technology innovation and startup ventures in the Baton Rouge region. By helping researchers bring new technology to market, the LSU Innovation Park creates high-quality jobs, benefits the community and enhances the image of Louisiana.

Innovation Park Incentives

We give companies a competitive advantage in attracting customers, press, talent, mentors and funding to grow their business.

  • A prominent location offering easy, convenient access to LSU faculty, research and students
  • Designated by Association of University Research Parks as a qualified research park and by the federal government as a HUB zone, resident companies are eligible for numerous research and development tax incentives and credits, as well as other state incentive programs
  • Competitively priced land and lab/office space leases for technology companies

 

Staff

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Charles F. D’Agostino
Executive Director 
Phone: 225-578-7555
Email: cdag@lsu.edu

 

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Kenneth Anderson
Student Incubator Manager
Phone: 225-578-7127
Email: kande55@lsu.edu

 

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Kristy Barlow
Business Incubator Manager
Phone: 225-578-3982
Email: kbarlo2@lsu.edu

 

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Jason Boudreaux
Business Consultant
Phone: 225-578-8196
Email: jboud55@lsu.edu

 

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Vic Johnson
Technology Transfer Specialist
LA Technology Transfer Office
Stennis Space Center, MS 39529
Phone: 228-688-1117
Email: vjohns3@lsu.edu

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Roy Keller
Director, LA Technology Transfer Office
Phone: 225-578-3985
Email: rkeller@lsu.edu

 

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Margaret Smith
Administrative Coordinator
Phone: 225-578-7555
Email: msmi196@lsu.edu

 

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Matthew Wiggins
Program Manager, Business Consultant
Phone: 225-578-8754
Email: mwiggi1@lsu.edu

 

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Will Bullock
Graduate Assistant
Flores MBA Program
Class of 2018

 

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David Smith
Graduate Assistant
Flores MBA Program
Class of 2019

 

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Van T. Le
Prototype Intern
LSU Mechanical Engineering
Class of 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jonah Vice
Prototype Intern
LSU Mechanical Engineering
Class of 2020

     

 

 

Board Members

Chairperson
Elif Acar-Chiasson, P.E.
CSRS Engineering, COO
Vice Chairman
K.T. Valsaraj
LSU ORED, Vice Chancellor
Secretary Treasurer
Charles F. D’Agostino

LSU Innovation Park, Executive Director
Laurie Aronson
Lipseys, CEO
Arthur R. Cooper
LSU Research & Technology
Foundation, CEO
Thomas A. Cotten
Thomas A. Cotten, CPA
J. Charles Dabadie
ExxonMobil, America's Regional
Manufacturing Manager
Brett Furr
Taylor Porter Law Firm, Partner
Buck Gladden
GladTags, President
Ric Kearny
Capital One Bank, 
Southwest Regional Lending Manager, 
BR Area 
Market President
Adam Knapp
Baton Rouge Area Chamber,
President and CEO
Dan Layzell
LSU Finance & 
Administrative
Services, Vice President
Andrew "Andy" Maas
LSU, Assistant Vice President
LSU ORED, Vice President
Charles McCowan, Jr.
Kean Miller, Partner
Michael Olivier, CEcD
Committee of 100, CEO
Mickey Parenton
L'Auberge Casino Hotel,
General Manager
Cynthia Peterson
LSU College of Science, Dean
Don Pierson
Louisiana Economic Development,
Secretary
Mike Sanchez
PacTec, Vice President of
Business Development
Tom Sawyer
Sawyer & Associates
Deborah Sternberg
Starmount Life Insurance Company,
Executive Vice President
Ann Trappey
Forte & Tablada Engineering,
CEO and President

Robert C. Tucker
Jones Walker, Partner

Martin Walke
LPFA, Vice President of
Economic Development

Richard "Dick" White
LSU E.J. Ourso College
of Business, Dean
Judy Wornat
LSU College of Engineering,
Interim Dean

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Partnerships

Partnerships