DRI Research Parks, LtdThe Dandini Research Park is governed by DRI Research Parks, Ltd, a 501(c)3 corporation organized by the Nevada System of Higher Education and managed by both public and private sector community leaders that make up the Board of Trustees.


  • Russ Fields – Director, Mackay School of Earth Science & Engineering - University of NV, Reno
  • Dr. Mridul Gautam – Vice President Research and Innovation – University of Nevada, Reno 
  • Dr. Alan Gertler – VP Research – Desert Research Institute 
  • Karsten Heise – Director Technology Commercialization – Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development 
  • Tina Iftiger – Vice President of Airport Economic Development – Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority 
  • Mike Kazmierski – CEO and President – EDAWN 
  • Gregory Lambert – Senior Account Executive (Retired) – NV Energy 
  • Greg Mosier – Dean, College of Business – University of Nevada, Reno 
  • Ellie Oppenheim - Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration, COO - Desert Research Institute 
  • Peter Ross – Assistant Vice President Campus Planning – Desert Research Institute 
  • Dr. Maria Sheehan – President – Truckee Meadows Community College 
  • Dr. Stephen Wells – President - Desert Research Institute 


  • Greg Lambert - Senior Account Executive (RETIRED) - NV Energy


  • Ellen Oppenheim – Senior Vice President Finance & Administration, COO - Desert Research Institute


  • Peter Ross - Assistant Vice President Campus Planning - Desert Research Institute

Managing Director

  • Jeff Pickett - Managing Director, DRI Dandini Research Park - Desert Research Institute