The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the nation’s leading research universities, with world-class facilities, personnel and capabilities.

CU Boulder’s Industry & Foundation Relations (IFR) team is dedicated to building collaborative, mutually beneficial relationships with industry partners and foundations.

In January 2020, the Corporate and Foundation Relations team, the Office of Industry Collaboration and the industry and foundation-focused teams within the College of Engineering and Applied Science and the Leeds School of Business combined to form the IFR team, which reports jointly to Advancement and the Research & Innovation Office.

The streamlined IFR team is part of the university’s effort to deliver “a partner-centric strategy and an on-campus support team that aligns financial investment in the research, discovery and creativity of Boulder’s faculty and students with satisfied corporate and foundation partners.”

 

Managing Team

George Hatcher III

George Hatcher III

Managing Senior Director, Industry Relations
Industry & Foundation Relations
THEME: Aerospace, Defense, Materials Science
Jessica Helzer

Jessica Helzer

Executive Director, Research Advancement
Industry & Foundation Relations
Amy Hill

Amy Hill

Managing Senior Director, Foundation Relations
Industry & Foundation Relations
THEME: Sustainability, STEM
Jean Lay

Jean Lay

Senior Development Assistant
Industry & Foundation Relations

Team Services

Olivia Quimby

Olivia Quimby

Program Manager, Strategy and Research
Industry & Foundation Relations

Industry Relations

Missy Diehl

Missy Diehl

Director, Industry Relations
Industry & Foundation Relations
THEME: Business and Innovation/Entrepreneurship, Diversity & Inclusion, Veterans & Military Affairs

Foundation Relations

Andrew Chiacchierini

Andrew Chiacchierini

Director, Foundation Relations
Industry & Foundation Relations
THEME: Fundamental Science, Bioscience
Kelly Dell

Kelly Dell

Director, Foundation Relations
Industry & Foundation Relations
THEME: Diversity & Inclusion
Jamie McDevitt-Galles

Jamie McDevitt-Galles

Associate Director, Foundation Relations
Industry & Foundation Relations
THEMES: Energy, Environment and Sustainability
Lisa Nanstad

Lisa Nanstad

Director, Foundation Relations
Industry & Foundation Relations
THEME: Bioscience, Health & Wellness