Research and Technology Investment Advisory Committee (RTIAC)

The Research and Technology Investment Advisory Committee (RTIAC) recommends projects for award under the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) to the CIT Board and supports the development of the Commonwealth Research and Technology (R&T) Strategic Roadmap. The advisory board was established through legislation in 2011 and is comprised of representatives from higher education, economic development, research institutes, venture capital firms, and technology corporations.

Current members of the RTIAC:

  • Martin Briley, President and CEO - Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP)
  • Vikas Chandhoke, Vice President for Research and Economic Development - George Mason University (Mason)
  • Dan Gonzalez, Principal - Avison Young
  • Morris Foster, Vice President for Research - Old Dominion University (ODU)
  • Bob Kahn, Chairman, CEO, and President - Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI)
  • Dennis Manos, Vice Provost for Research and Graduate/Professional Studies - College of William and Mary (W&M)
  • Ken Newbold, Associate Vice Provost Research and Scholarship - James Madison University (JMU)
  • Rob Patzig, Senior Managing Director and CIO - Third Security
  • Finis Southworth, CTO - AREVA