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

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, Health/Wellness
Jean Lay

Jean Lay

Senior Development Assistant
Industry & Foundation Relations

Team Services

Barbara Monday

Barbara Monday

Program Manager/Writer
Industry & Foundation Relations
Team Services

Industry Relations

Sara Buhr

Sara Buhr

Senior Director, Industry Relations
Industry & Foundation Relations
THEME: Aerospace, Defense, Materials Science
Missy Diehl

Missy Diehl

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

Dawn Massop Love

Director, Industry Relations
Industry & Foundation Relations
THEME: Core Labs
Shira Moffatt

Shira Moffatt

Director, Industry Relations
Industry & Foundation Relations
THEME: Technology, Cybersecurity, AI
Chris Muldrow

Chris Muldrow

Senior Director, Industry Relations
Industry & Foundation Relations
THEME: Energy, Environment, Sustainability, Natural Resources

Foundation Relations

Andrew Chiacchierini

Andrew Chiacchierini

Director, Foundation Relations
Industry & Foundation Relations
THEME: Fundamental Science, Bioscience
Zach Lynott

Zach Lynott

Director, Foundation Relations
Industry & Foundation Relations
THEME: STEM