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NBIA Expands Executive Leadership Team

The National Business Incubation Association Hires John Gaset as Vice President of Development and Operations and Joy Lee as Director of Marketing and Content

Apr. 23, 2015 / PRZen / ORLANDO, Fla. -- The National Business Incubation Association (NBIA), a global leader in business incubation, acceleration and entrepreneurial economic development , is continuing the expansion of its new leadership team. Kirstie Chadwick was appointed as the organization’s new President and CEO earlier this month. The NBIA is excited to announce that John Gaset and Joy Lee, the new Vice President of Development and Operations and Director of Marketing and Content respectively, have joined Chadwick to round out the NBIA’s executive team. Both are highly experienced professionals from Orlando’s technology entrepreneurial ecosystem.

John Gaset is a 30-year veteran in the high-tech industry, and will be responsible for leading the NBIA’s membership development efforts and infrastructure operations. Prior to joining NBIA, he held senior executive business development and operations positions at Channel Intelligence, Pivotal Corporation, and Seagate Software.

In her new role, Joy Lee will lead all aspects of the NBIA’s marketing, events and content development to effectively support the organization’s strategic mission, and the needs of its members. Prior to joining the NBIA, she held senior management positions at KMDG, Brijot Imaging Systems, Channel Intelligence, and QRS Corporation. She also led marketing programs and teams for several early-stage technology companies in the Orlando, FL area.

“In order for me to hit the ground running and make a meaningful impact for our members within the first sixty days, I knew I had to surround myself with strong leaders who understand the world of entrepreneurs,” explains Kirstie Chadwick, President and CEO of NBIA. “I am incredibly excited to have both John and Joy on my leadership team. I am confident that both our members and staff will see a renewed energy and rapid expansion of education, thought leadership and member-focused services that will expand the NBIA’s role a global leader in entrepreneurial ecosystems across the globe.”

To learn more about NBIA’s new management team, read their bios here. NBIA members and partners will have the opportunity to meet the new team at NBIA’s 29th International Conference for Business Incubation taking place April 25-29 in Denver, Colo.


About NBIA:

The National Business Incubation Association (NBIA) is an international non-profit organization and global advocate for incubators, accelerators, educational institutions and regional economic development stakeholders.With more than 2,200 members in over 60 nations, the NBIA provides its members with essential information, education, advocacy and networking resources to bring excellence to the process of assisting early-stage companies succeed. Visit to learn more.

Source: National Business Incubation Association

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