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ETI Staff and Executive Board of Directors

ETI Staff

Karen Geier Sullivan comes to ETI after 5 years of customer service experience working within the Registrar’s Office at Mercyhurst College.  A lifelong resident of Erie, Karen began her early career in banking and then moved on to the Accounting Department at Zurn Industries.   Following five years at Zurn, Karen worked for the Unicell Divison of the American Sterilizer Company.  Unicell specializes in manufacturing products used in the laboratory, health care and pharmacy industry. .  

Karen comes to ETI committed to assisting the client’s needs.  She comments, “Watching as new clients enter the incubator and seeing the excitement surrounding this remarkable facility, validates that innovative technology in the Erie area is alive and healthy”.

Karen is currently a member of the National Business Incubation Association and the National Notary Association.  Feel free to contact her with any questions concerning ETI.  She can be reached at 900 State St. Erie, PA 16501 * 814-459-6068 * geier001@gannon.edu.

ETI Executive Board of Directors

The Erie Technology Incubator is served by a distinguished Board that includes industry, public sector, and academic leaders with exceptional leadership experience:

James Bahm
President & CEO
Networking Technologies

George Currie
Executive Vice President
Erie Press Systems

Mark Fatica
Great Lakes Automation Services, Inc./AMi

Margaret Horne
Gannon University Small Business Development Center

Dr. Walter Iwanenko
Vice President Academic Affairs
Gannon University

Mark Jordano
Associate Vice President
Board Member Emeritus
Gannon University

Dr. Keith Taylor
Gannon University

Dr. Karinna M. Vernaza
Interim Dean Col. of Engineering & Business
Gannon University

Katrina Vincent
Real Estate Director
Erie County Redevelopment Authority & Affiliates