Search for Bluffton incubator's chief down to 3

info@islandpacket.comAugust 2, 2013 

The search for a new executive director for the Don Ryan Center for Innovation in Bluffton is down to three finalists.

The finalists will be interviewed by the business incubator's board of directors Monday, according to a news release.

The candidates are as follows:

  • Maryann Bastnagel of Hilton Head Island. She is the founder and principal consultant of IT Matters LLC and a certified executive coach with the International Coaching Federation.
  • Jennifer Bonnett of Atlanta. She is a community catalyst for the Advanced Technology Development Center.
  • David Nelems of Bluffton. He is the former CEO and president of Active Group Ventures in Norcross, Ga.
The center, which opened in May 2012, is a partnership between Clemson University, the town of Bluffton and CareCore National. It was created to bring new technology-based businesses to the area and help entrepreneurs get started.

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