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FIONA MURRAY

FIONA MURRAY

Associate Dean of Innovation and Inclusion at the MIT School of Management and the William Porter (1967) Professor of Entrepreneurship

Fiona Murray is the Associate Dean of Innovation and Inclusion at the MIT School of Management and the William Porter (1967) Professor of Entrepreneurship. She is the Faculty Director of MIT Mission Innovation X, MIT Office of Innovation HQ, and MIT Legatum Center. Fiona is an associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. She received her BA ’89 and MA ‘90 from the University of Oxford in chemistry. She subsequently moved to the United States and earned an AM ’92 and PhD ’96 from Harvard University in applied sciences.

GENE KESELMAN

GENE KESELMAN

Executive Director, MIx

Gene R. Keselman is the Executive Director of MIx. In this role he works to develop overall strategy and to pilot new programs to enhance the Initiative’s goal of enhancing innovation and entrepreneurship across the MIT campus and around the world through evidence-based educational programs, infrastructure, and communities.

THOMAS LULY

THOMAS LULY

Program Manager, MIx

Tom Luly is the Senior Program Manager at MIx, where his work focuses on tough tech venture development, corporate innovation, and innovation and entrepreneurship pedagogy. He works with a diverse team of faculty, staff, and students to develop and implement new pathways for the MIT community to engage the broader innovation ecosystem. His prior professional experience includes roles with the MIT Skoltech Initiative and the Carnegie Endowment in Moscow, where he studied and published on the role of innovation clusters in economic and political development.

KATY PERSON

KATY PERSON

Program Manager, MIx

Specializing in defense startups, Katy Person collaborates with DoD organizations to link tough tech startups with defense buyers. She’s conducted workshops on dual-use ventures and coached tough tech startups seeking defense customers. She’s also written on the topic of regional economic engagement within the Defense Laboratory Enterprise, served as panelist on innovation panels, hosted US and NATO commanders on MIT’s campus, and delivered a keynote speech for the City of Cambridge on Memorial Day.