• Name: David N. Allen

• Age: 60

• Title: Executive director, Tech Launch Arizona

• Prior positions: Associate vice president for technology transfer, University of Colorado (Boulder), 2003-2012 (assistant VP, 2002-2003); assistant VP for technology partnerships, Ohio State University, 1997-2002; assistant VP for technology and economic development, Ohio University, 1991-1997 (director of Edison Biotechnology Institute, 1992-1995); public policy and business administration professor, Pennsylvania State University, 1981 to 1991.

• Education: Ph.D. in political science, Indiana University

• Other: Co-founder of the National Business Incubation Association, author of numerous articles; dissertation adviser at Indiana was Elinor Ostrom, the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize in Economics