Board Members


Ben Franklin Technology Partners/SEP

The award-winning Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP) is one of the nation’s longest-running technology-based economic development programs. For more than 25 years, BFTP has provided both early-stage and established companies with funding, business and technical expertise, and access to a network of innovative, expert resources. Ben Franklin Technology Partners’ goal is to accelerate technology development and commercialization in the state of Pennsylvania, and to create high-paying, sustainable jobs for Pennsylvanians.

 

Anthony Green, Ph. D.
Vice President, Regional Technology Initiatives

Jonathon Beschen
Manager, Technology Commercialization Group


Chester County Economic Development Council/Seedcopa

Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC) is a private, non-profit economic development organization that has been nurturing economic growth in Chester County and the surrounding region for more than 50 years. The Council’s portfolio of business growth services includes: low-interest financing including SBA and USDA loan programs, business attraction, retention and expansion, workforce development and training, energy consulting, customized international business assistance, land and building site selection, brownfields consultation and remediation, urban redevelopment, and agricultural economic development. The Council also offers economic development services specifically designed for local municipalities and state-of-the art conference and training facilities in Eagleview.

 

Marybeth DiVincenzo
Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer


Chester County Industrial Development Authority

Established in 1967, CCIDA provides tax exempt and other low-interest financing tools to manufacturers, non-profits and agricultural based businesses in Chester County. Over the course of its 45 year history, the CCIDA has issued over $2 billion in tax-exempt debt.

 

Thomas Burke
President and CEO, AOIC, LLC

Delaware County Commerce Center

The Delaware County Commerce Center is a one-stop shop designed to provide local businesses with the assistance that they need to develop economically. The Center oversees four different economic development boards that administer services to businesses such as management of local, state, and federal incentive programs; assistance with the search for industrial or commercial property; and aid with workforce development issues. The Center also works to retain existing companies, issue bonds, and help provide low-interest loans to eligible companies. In addition to these services, the Center provides many other opportunities that help businesses, and can respond quickly to a variety of companies’ needs.

 

Laura Goodrich Cairns
Director of Marketing


Delaware County Community College

Since its founding in 1967, Delaware County Community College (DCCC) has been serving the educational needs of Delaware County and Chester County. Today, DCCC is the center of educational opportunity with eight locations serving 28,000 credit and non-credit students. The College serves a diverse learning community and provides students with opportunities such as the foundation for a bachelor’s degree, career preparation, lifelong learning, and corporate training. The College’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Complex consists of the state-of-the-art STEM Center for the study of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and the Advanced Technology Center for hands-on training in technical fields. The $60 million complex supports all STEM-related disciplines and prepares students for today’s high-demand jobs in a variety of science and technological fields. Delaware County Community College supports its community through community classes, customized training, youth programs, arts programming, and serves as the host of sponsored events such as job fairs, health fairs, and panel discussions.

 

Karen Kozachyn
Dean, Workforce Development and Community Education

Evolve IP

Evolve IP is a Communications as a Service (CaaS) provider that has created a new way for businesses to buy, manage, and secure the technologies that they use to communicate. Our unique approach represents an unequaled option in the market for companies to turn their vital communications technologies into a competitive advantage. With a broad range of expertise in the areas of Managed Telephony, Hosted Applications, Managed Networks, and Security & Compliance, Evolve IP can partner with businesses of all sizes to provide a complete outsourced solution or an augmentation of a current infrastructure.

 

Guy Fardone (Vice Chairman)
President, Chief Operating Officer and Founding Partner


Fox Rothschild LLP

Fox Rothschild LLP is a law firm built to serve business leaders. Professionals come to Fox Rothschild LLP for guidance because the company understands their issues, their priorities, and the way they think. Fox Rothschild LLP helps their clients manage risk and make better business decisions by offering practical, innovative advice. Probably the best compliment Fox Rothschild LLP receives from clients is that they treat customers’ issues and their businesses as if they are the company’s own. They deliver a full range of legal services — from the traditional (Litigation, Corporate, Labor and Employment) to the emerging services (Intellectual Property and Tech and Venture Finance). Fox Rothschild brings expertise in early and growth stage technology, life science, and clean tech companies to the i2n Board.

 

Michael Harrington (Chairman)
Partner


Franklin Commons

Franklin Commons is a mixed-use educational, corporate, and recreational facility. This adaptive reuse of a former mill and manufacturing site in north Phoenixville offers classroom, office, and even recreational space that can be custom-designed and built-to-suit. With 225,000 square feet, 200,000 of which is on one floor, the space is ideal for educational providers to configure and renovate to meet the growing demand for lifelong education. For corporate, recreational, or office space needs, the flexible open floor plans and first-class common areas make the Franklin Commons a perfect choice.

 

Marian D. Moskowitz
Owner


Hankin Group

The Hankin Group is a dynamic real estate development company located in Chester County. The main focus is to design, construct and maintain multi-functional, new urban communities consisting of commercial, residential, and retail properties. Originally founded in 1958, the Hankin Group is headquartered in Eagleview, its 800-acre master planned, mixed-use community located at the intersection of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Route 100, Exton, PA. As a privately owned, multi-faceted, full service development company, the Hankin Group has completed over 7,000 residences, shopping centers, apartments, and over 3 million square feet of commercial space including retail, office, laboratory, civic, and industrial space. The organization is comprised of professionals with expertise in planning, design, engineering, approvals, finance, construction, leasing, marketing, and property management. With this full range of capability, the Hankin Group guides every aspect of project from conception to completion.

 

Stacy Martin
Director, Commercial Sales and Leasing


HomeNet Automotive

HomeNet Automotive gets inventory out of your systems and in front of online shoppers. Today’s car shoppers are researching, locating and evaluating cars online before they ever set foot in a physical dealership. It’s challenging to ensure inventory is consistently updated and distributed to all online destinations with speed, accuracy and quality.HomeNet Automotive helps dealers merchandise and distribute their inventory from one unified platform and seamlessly push this information to their own website and all of their third-party advertising sources. Simply put, HomeNet helps save time and sell more cars by getting inventory out of your system and in front of online shoppers

 

Marc Davis
Director, Account Management


Kutztown SBDC

The mission of the network of Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) is to provide entrepreneurs and small business owners with the knowledge needed to make smart decisions and prosper. The Mission of the Small Business Development Center at Kutztown University is to grow the economy of South Eastern and South Central Pennsylvania. The Kutztown University SBDC is one of 18 Small Business Development Centers in Pennsylvania and is an accredited affiliate of the national network of Small Business Development Centers. The Kutztown University SBDC provides consulting services and educational programs to entrepreneurs looking to start or grow their small business. SBDC consultants may work with entrepreneurs in confidential, one-to-one sessions to help them with a range of business issues including testing a new business proposition, shaping a business plan, investigating funding opportunities, and much more. SBDC educational programs serve to inform and assist entrepreneurs with the many decisions a new business owner faces. Program topics range from regulatory compliance issues to marketing tactics and are offered throughout the Kutztown University SBDC service territory with many offerings available online.

 

Ernie Post
Director


Life Sciences PA

Life Sciences PA’s message is to ensure Pennsylvania is the global leader in the biosciences by creating a cohesive community that unites our biotechnology, medical device, diagnostic, pharmaceutical, research, and financial strengths.

 

Patrick Hayakawa
Director, Member Relations


McCausland Keen & Buckman

Founded in 1982, McCausland Keen & Buckman provides legal counseling to some of the most innovative and influential individuals, private and public companies, real estate developers, and academic institutions in the Delaware Valley and across the country. Drawing on the skills and experience of its 20 lawyers, the firm finds efficient solutions to complex problems primarily in business, finance, securities, intellectual property, tax, real estate, estate planning, litigation, and employment law. The firm strives to provide each of its clients with professional excellence, responsiveness, and services designed to address their specific legal needs.

 

Christopher Wright
Partner


MVM & Associates, Inc.

MVM Associates, Inc’s business model incorporates the selling of tradable Pennsylvania Tax Credits – Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ), Research and Development (R&D), Film, Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) and Enterprise Zone (EZ) – and obtaining buyers for those credits. With over 25 years of combined experience in providing and educating hundreds of clients about various state incentives and programs, MVM has been able to provide businesses with opportunities to expand their products or services and increase business growth by working together to evaluate the various state programs that best match their company’s need. MVM provides professional service and exceptional follow through producing end results with successful outcomes and awards.

 

Michael McCann
President

Debbie Byrne
Project Manager


Penn State University Great Valley

Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies extends the resources and reputation of one of the nation’s leading research universities to suburban Philadelphia. Penn State Great Valley delivers outstanding graduate degree programs, professional development courses, and conference planning services. Forty-four full-time and sixty-nine part-time faculty members teach valuable practical skills, share cutting-edge knowledge, and work with corporate, government, and educational neighbors to address real-world problems and enhance employee performance.

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James A. Nemes, D.Sc.
Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer


West Chester University

West Chester University, a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, is a public, regional, comprehensive institution committed to providing access and offering high-quality undergraduate education, select post-baccalaureate and graduate programs, and a variety of educational and cultural resources for its students, alumni, and citizens of southeastern Pennsylvania. The Dr. Edwin Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center (ELC), a center of the College of Business and Public Affairs at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, serves as a catalyst for regional economic development by promoting entrepreneurship at West Chester University, in Chester County, and throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania.

 

Monica Zimmerman, PhD, CPA
Professor of Management & Director, Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center
College of Business and Public Affairs

Widener University

Widener University is a metropolitan university that combines academic quality, career preparation, and community service. The educational goal at Widener is to connect the curricula to social issues through civic engagement, and to combine dynamic teaching and personal attention with active scholarship and experiential learning. A comprehensive university, Widener offers liberal arts and sciences and professional programs that grant associates, baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Most Widener students come from the Philadelphia metropolitan area, and most alumni remain in the region after they graduate, serving the Philadelphia metropolitan area professionally, and contributing to the social, economic, and civic welfare of the region.

 

Fred Akl, PhD, PE
Dean of Engineering