Suzanne Bergmeister - 2021

 

Executive Director, Gilliam Center for Entrepreneurship
Year Started at JMU: 2021
bergmesm@jmu.edu
Contact Info

Education
  • MBA, Finance Concentration, Cornell University, 1989
  • MS, Electrical Engineering, California State University - 1989
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Rutgers University - 1984

Professional Interests
  • Start-ups
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Venture Investing
Personal Interests
  • Fitness, Yoga
  • Hiking
  • Traveling
  • NFL, NHL
  • Gardening, Cooking
Professional Background
  • Assistant Director, Forcht Center for Entrepreneurship, 2017 - 2021
  • Entrepreneur-in-Residence, University of Louisville, 2005 - 2021
  • Entrepreneur/Founder, Sunflower Business Ventures, 2004 - 2021
  • Associate Venture Investor, Chrysalis Ventures, Louisville, KY, 2002 - 2005
Courses Taught
  • Entrepreneurship
Positions Held
  • Executive Director, Gilliam Center for Entrepreneurship, 2021
Service
  • Board Member, USA Cares, 2018 - present
  • Board of Directors, Algood Foods, 2012 - present
  • Board Member, Community Foundation of Louisville, 2011 - 2020
  • Board Member, YMCA Safe Place, 2005 - 2012
Awards and Recognitions
  • Graduate Teaching Award, University of Louisville, 2013 and 2018
  • Entrepreneurial Supporter of the Year, Enterprise Corp, Greater Louisville Inc., 2017

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