Indiana Innovation Institute has launched a nationwide search for its next president and chief executive officer, who will succeed current leader Stephen Kelley. IN3 says Kelly is retiring in July from the role he has held since 2019.
The Bloomington-based organization works with academia, industry, and government to create a hub of national security innovation in Indiana in support of the U.S. Department of Defense.
The organization collaborates with Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane, Indiana and Purdue Universities, and defense-focused businesses.
“Finding an individual to replace someone of Steve’s caliber and intellect is somewhat like trying to find a unicorn, but I – along with the rest of our board of directors – am confident…[we] will find exactly the right person to lead IN3 into the next phase of its remarkable journey,” said IN3 Board Chairman Gen. Gene Renuart (USAF, Ret.).
IN3 has hired Carmel-based executive search firm Medallion Partners Inc. to conduct the nationwide search.