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Rick Shangraw

R.F. "Rick" Shangraw, PhD
Chief Executive Officer

Shangraw is the chief executive officer of ASU Enterprise Partners, overseeing the operations of its various affiliate organizations.

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Gretchen Buhlig

Gretchen E. Buhlig
Chief Executive Officer, ASU Foundation

Buhlig provides leadership of the fundraising team and works to cultivate and steward major university donors.

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Betsy Cantwell

Elizabeth "Betsy" Cantwell, PhD
Chief Executive Officer, ASURE

Cantwell is responsible for leading the creation, management and capture of large-scale, externally funded programs and projects that advance the University’s research enterprise.

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Augustine Cheng

Augustine V. Cheng
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Legal Officer, SkySong Innovations

Cheng leads the exclusive technology transfer arm of ASU Enterprise Partners.

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Ji Mi Choi

Ji Mi Choi
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Research Collaboratory

Choi leads and collaborates with Arizona State University colleagues and external partners to advance entrepreneurship and innovation.

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Randall Levin

M. Randy Levin
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, University Realty

Levin determines strategic positioning, implementation of land and vertical developments, trade partnering, and real estate disposition for new and future real estate assets.

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John Skinner

John Skinner
Vice President and Chief of Staff

Skinner is responsible for the executive leadership support operations.


Ginny Desanto

Virginia "Ginny" DeSanto, CPA, CGMA
Vice President, Finance, CFO, and Treasurer

DeSanto is responsible for Enterprise Partners’ financial operations and oversight of subsidiary organizations.

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Melissa Kwilosz

Melissa Kwilosz
Chief Information Officer

Kwilosz leads research and prospect management, gift administration and database management, analytics and insights, and information resource management departments.

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Jeffrey Mindlin

Jeffrey J. Mindlin
Vice President, Investments

Mindlin is responsible for managing the ASU Foundation’s highly diversified investment assets to maximize long-term, risk adjusted returns.

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Cheryl Shumate
Vice President, Human Resources

Shumate is responsible for strategic human resource planning and directing the people functions of ASU Enterprise Partners.

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Marcel Valenta

Marcel Valenta
General Counsel and Vice President, Enterprise Development

Valenta manages all legal matters related to ASU Enterprise Partners, including governance, transactional, compliance, human resources, and policy matters.

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Debbie Williams

Debra Williams
Vice President, Communications

Williams leads ASU Enterprise Partners’ communication strategy, editorial and creative services, internet marketing and social media, and video production.
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