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Leadership Council

Innovation Crossroads Leadership Council is a talented team of visionaries comprised of investors, business executives, and experienced entrepreneurs from across the country. In addition to selecting high-impact candidates who will make the best use of the program, Council members will provide connections to people and organizations that can help Innovation Crossroads participants’ entrepreneurial ideas flourish during their time in the program and beyond. The Council will guide innovators on all aspects of starting and growing energy and advanced manufacturing companies 

Brendan Abolins
Eastman Chemical Company 

Coleman Adams
Clean Energy Venture Group

Jason Blumberg
Energy Foundry 

Doug Buerkle
LTM Ventures

Aaron Chockla
True North Ventures

Lindsey Cox
Launch Tennessee

Jonathan Goldman
Georgia Tech VentureLab

Alison Gotkin
Raytheon Technologies Research Center

Maha Krishnamurthy
University of Tennessee Research Foundation

Paul Leggett
Mithril Capital Management

Sanjiv Malhotra
SPARKZ, Inc. 

Eric McFarland
University of California, Santa Barbara

Vig Sherrill
General Graphene

Mary Anne Sullivan
Hogan Lovells

Grady Vanderhoofven
Three Roots Capital

Peter Winter
In-Q-Tel

Johanna Wolfson
PRIME Impact Fund