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7 Killian Building Lane
315C Forsyth Building
Cullowhee, North Carolina 28723


Dr. Ed Wright
cei@wcu.edu
828-278-8234

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About

Approved by the UNC Board of Governors, incorporated in the state of NC, and organized on August 28, 2015, the WCU Corporation of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) is a for profit, C-Corporation dedicated to furthering the mission of the university and facilitating regional economic development. Dr. Darrell Parker provided the creative initiative for the CEI. Chancellor David Belcher facilitated its approval by the Board.WCU General Counsel Mary Ann Lochner produced its legal structure and infrastructure.

CEI Board of Advisors members Ken Flynt, Dr. Ed Wright, David Lilly, and Wendy Banks assisted with executing many of the details of the plan. We have comprehensive capabilities and the deep industry knowledge necessary to help you solve the most complex issues of your organization. Since opening our doors in 2000, we’re proud to say that each year we have a bigger list of returning and new clients.

Mission

The Corporation for Entrepreneurship & Innovation exists to solve the critical issues facing our clients, both large and small. Our unique approach is not only what differentiates us, but also what makes us successful. We are in the unique position to provide a broad range of services and solutions to help organizations facilitate change, achieve their vision and optimize performance and productivity.

CEI Board of Advisors

 

Wendy

Banks

Vice Chair, CEI Board/Co-owner

Carolina Management Team

Rebecca

Crandall

Attorney

McGuire Wood & Bissett

Sarah

Thompson

Regon A

Ed

Wright

Associate Professor

Western Carolina University

Doug

Keskula

Dean, College of Health and Human Sciences

Western Carolina University

Tim

Barrett

President/Principal Consultant

Blueprints for Business Inc.

Sandra

Dennison

Director

SBTDC

Murray

Goldman

Consultant / investor

Tiffany

Henry

Director, Small Business Center

Southwestern Community College

Arthur

Salido

Dir. Community & Economic Engagement & Innovation, WCU

Michael

Bradshaw

Retired

Banking & Business consultant

Kenneth

Flynt

CEI Board

Associate Dean, College of Business

David

Reeves

President of the Alternative Board (TAB)

Michael

McLamb

Co Manager, Pinnacle Fund

Western Carolina University

Teresa

Starrs

CoB Business Officer