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Baker appointed ISTC board chair

The Illinois Science & Technology Coalition (ISTC), a not-for-profit organization focused on growing the state’s innovation economy, today announced that NIU President Doug Baker will serve as chairman of the ISTC Board of Directors. Baker replaces outgoing board chair Eric Isaacs, provost

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Venable named TriMark VP

Jacksonville, Fla.-based TriMark Financial Solutions announced it hired Northern Illinois University alumna Wendi Venable as its new vice president of sales. Venable, who graduated from NIU’s College of Business with a degree in Marketing, brings over 16 years of sales experience to the company. “We

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Amaya named Lipman chief development officer

Immokalee, Fla.-based Lipman, the largest open-field tomato grower in North America, welcomed Northern Illinois University graduate John Amaya to its leadership team. Amaya, as Lipman’s chief development officer, will manage the comapny’s international supply chain. He will also assist with the grower-shipper’s acquisitions and business strategies focusing

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Lisa Freeman named NIU Executive Vice President and Provost

Northern Illinois University President Doug Baker announced that following a search for a new executive vice president and provost, Lisa Freeman has been appointed to the position effective immediately. Lesley Rigg will serve as vice president for research and innovation partnerships. “As the search

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