John Owen

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John Owen
John Owen, MPA, is an accomplished program manager with a proven record of securing funding for workforce, community, and regional economic development. Currently he holds the position of Program Manager at Parallax Advanced Research, a private 501(c)3 nonprofit research institute, where he manages efforts to build entrepreneurial and research networks. Over the last decade, John’s focus has been on building a strong entrepreneurial and commercialization ecosystem in Dayton, Ohio. This led to the creation of the Dayton Tech Guide which eventually became Launch Dayton, a partnership of 20+

Steven Price

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Steven Price
Steven Price is an associate with the Ohio Federal Research Network (OFRN). He supports OFRN by connecting academic, industry, and federal partners to collaborate on government areas of interest. Steven began working with OFRN during round 6 opportunities, where he successfully assisted the team by reaching out to more Ohio academic institutions, leading to higher proposal involvement. Steven also has a background with the military. He has served in the U.S. Air Force for ten years, where he received training to configure, maintain, and upgrade computer networks. He served seven years on

Maj. Gen. Mark Bartman

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 Maj. Gen. Mark Bartman, Ohio federal research network
General Bartman is the founder of 9G Consulting LLC and currently serves as a consultant to the Senior Vice President of the Office of Research, The Ohio State University. General Bartman’s most recent military assignment was as the Adjutant General, Ohio National Guard, Joint Force Headquarters, Columbus, Ohio, from 2015 to 2019. He was a member of the Governor’s cabinet and was responsible for the command of the Ohio National Guard and the military readiness of the Ohio Militia. General Bartman graduated from The Ohio State University in 1982 and entered military service in September 1982

Jessica Pacheco

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jessica pacheco, parallax advanced research
Ms. Jessica Pacheco has nine years' experience in marketing and communications across non-profit, for-profit and government industries. She is certified in Google Analytics, content marketing, search marketing and competitive analysis. Ms. Pacheco has a Master of Media Communications and a Bachelor of Linguistics.

Emma Zardo

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Emma Zardo
Ms. Emma Zardo has eight years’ experience in marketing, communications and design across academia, nonprofit, and government sectors. She is skilled in written and verbal communication and specializes in content creation. Ms. Zardo has a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies with a concentration in Business Administration.

Becky Mescher

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Ms. Becky Mescher is the Ohio Federal Research Network (OFRN) Program Coordinator and has been a part of OFRN since its inception in 2015. In her role, Becky ensures that research projects are developed and executed in accordance with program criteria and partner expectations. Becky joined Parallax Advanced Research in 2014 as the Communication and Event Manager for the Alliance for Human Effectiveness & Advancement (AHEAD) program. Prior to joining Parallax, Becky served as the Assistant Director of Administration & Operations at the University of Dayton Center for Leadership. During her 25