Governance

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.

Trustees

  • Jeff Brigger - Manager, Economic Development - NV Energy
  • Dr. Robert Gagosian - President Emeritus - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, (Woods Hole, MA)
  • 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 
  • Dr. Karin Hilgersom - President, Truckee Meadows Community College
  • Tina Iftiger – Vice President of Airport Economic Development – Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority 
  • Mike Kazmierski – CEO and President – EDAWN
  • Stephanie Kruse - President/Chief Strategist - KPS3 
  • Gregory Lambert – Senior Account Executive (Retired) – NV Energy 
  • Greg Mosier – Dean, College of Business – University of Nevada, Reno
  • Jeff Pickett - Senior Vice President - The DuPuis Group 
  • Ellie Oppenheim - Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration, COO - Desert Research Institute 
  • Peter Ross – Assistant Vice President Campus Planning – Desert Research Institute 

Chairman

  • Tina W. Iftiger - Vice President of Airport Economic Development - Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority

President

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

Treasurer

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

Other Atteendees at Board Meetings

  • Cindy Gabrielli - Executive Assistant - Desert Research Institute