Board of Directors

Purdue Research Foundation (PRF) is a nonprofit corporation governed by 16 individuals who serve on a board of directors that meets quarterly to manage the business and affairs of the corporation, to prescribe and enforce policies, and to guide the corporation in achieving its objectives.

Other standing committees of the board include an executive committee, a nominating committee, a compensation committee, and a finance/audit committee.

Corporate Officers

Purdue Research Foundation prepares its budget in consultation with the president of Purdue. The corporation's fiscal year ends on June 30.

All of the foundation's corporate officers serve one-year terms with the exception of the Chairman of the Board.

Mitchell E. Daniels Jr.  Chair of the Board
Brian E. Edelman President
Scott W. Seidle Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Gregory W. Deason Senior Vice President, Alliances and Placemaking
Brandee S. Sommer Senior Executive Assistant and Corporate Secretary
Tammy S. Metzinger Controller and Assistant Treasurer
Emily G. Najem Vice President, Economic Development and Corporate Counsel, Assistant Secretary
Brooke L. Beier Senior Vice President, Office of Technology Commercialization
Karen I. Plaut Vice President for Research


For additional contacts at PRF, visit our contact us page.

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