Investment Committee

Under his leadership the Clark School’s research expenditures reached their highest level in history. He has also contributed to a number of strategic partnerships with industry and government, and helped to grow the number Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) awards put forth by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and other agencies. Additionally, Dr. Briber has overseen major renovation and capital projects in the college, including planning and construction for the E.A. Fernandez IDEA (Innovate, Design and Engineer for America) Factory.

Eric joined the Division of Research in November of 2013, after working as the Senior ​Director of Corporate and Government Relations for the College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences and as the inaugural Deputy Director of the Maryland Cybersecurity Center (MC2).  Eric came to the University of Maryland in 2011 following five years of service as the National Security Advisor to Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD) on Capitol Hill and extensive work in the Department of Justice. 

Eric is responsible for building strong ties to federal funding agencies, federal Labs, industry, medical centers, foundations and other universities to facilitate the development of large, multi-disciplinary proposals and initiatives. He works closely with the Vice President for Research and the Director of National Research Initiatives to bring together and support teams of faculty from various disciplines and Colleges to pursue funding opportunities and to build cross campus, innovative research programs and initiatives. Eric received an M.A. from The Johns Hopkins University and his B.A. from Syracuse University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.

As the Director of UM Ventures - College Park, Ken leads a team of dedicated professionals who serve faculty, staff, and students at the University of Maryland at College Park.  UM Ventures - College Park manages the University IP portfolio, engages corporate partners for research, supports faculty startups, and provides experiential learning opportunities for students.

As TEDCO’s Chief Development & Marketing Officer, Tammi is primarily responsible for the overall strategic direction, leadership, execution and management of TEDCO’s marketing and fundraising strategies designed to broaden awareness of and resources for TEDCO and its various programs; this includes the development and implementation of the organization’s brand, marketing, and communications strategy.

Wright is the Vice President of Corporate Strategy for Constellation. She is responsible for the development of the enterprise strategy at Constellation, the nation’s largest producer of carbon-free energy and the leading competitive supplier of energy products and services to 2 million homes and businesses across the United States. In this role, Wright also advances new technologies, policies, and business model transformations through partnerships, grants and research and development. Prior to this role, Wright served as Director of Corporate Strategy; Chief of Staff to William A. Von Hoene, Jr., Exelon’s Chief Strategy Officer; and held roles in Government Regulatory Affairs and Public Policy at Exelon. 

As the Energy Program Manager, Ryan leads efforts to strengthen and grow the state’s targeted energy industry; develops strategic initiatives, programs and partnerships to grow the energy industry; and connects Maryland businesses with stage appropriate resources.

Prior to joining the Maryland Department of Commerce, Ryan was the Chief Technical Officer and Founder of Manta Biofuel, which produces renewable fuels from algae.