Corporate Partnerships

Office of Innovation and Industry Engagement - Corporate Partnerships

Brent Burns

Brent Burns

  • Director of Federal & Industry Relations
906-487-3674
Cell: 906-281-7746
bburns@mtu.edu
Lakeshore Center 202F

Specialties

  • Leads the activities of the Industry Relations team through the Office of Innovation and Industry Engagement
  • Directs strategies for greater engagement and support between industry partners and University stakeholders
Brian Hannon

Brian Hannon

  • Assistant Director of Industry Sponsored Programs
906-487-3572
Cell: 906-370-2423
bghannon@mtu.edu
Lakeshore Center 202H

Specialties

  • Leads opportunity engagement with industry partners for sponsored programs at the University, including Clean Snowmobile Challenge and Mind Trekkers
  • Develops external prospects for Keweenaw Research Center research and testing
  • Identifies industrial support for sponsored research

 

Elizabeth Hoy

Elizabeth Hoy

  • Assistant Director, Business & Program Development
  • Great Lakes Research Center
906-487-1208
elizabeth@mtu.edu
GLRC 308

Specialties

  • Facilitates partnerships that support Institute growth
  • Directs the development and distribution of outreach material to external partners
  • Oversees administrative operations
Jim Desrochers

Jim Desrochers

  • Associate Director of Industry Relations
906-487-3461
jtdesroc@mtu.edu
Lakeshore Center 202E

Specialties

  • Solicit and secure partnerships and funding with corporate employers of Michigan Tech students
  • Initiate and maintain relationships with corporate representatives on behalf of Industry Relations
  • Collaborate with University administrators in the stewardship of corporate gift programs and proposals

 

Shannon Kokkonen

Shannon Kokkonen

  • Coordinator, Operations & Industry Outreach
906-487-3456
smkokko@mtu.edu
Lakeshore Center, Second Floor

Specialties

  • Lead Salesforce software user interactions and system interfaces
  • Develop and lead the coordination of industry campus visits
  • Manage industry stewardship development
  • Maintain customer relationship management system
  • Lead and support Industry Relations & Research Development staff on a variety of projects/initiatives