The Indiana Innovation Institute has named Micah Edmond chief growth officer and Anne Ward director of strategic growth.

Edwards most recently served as vice president of government affairs at Battelle. He has served in executive roles at the National Defense Industrial Association and the Aerospace Industries Association.  As a Marine Corps officer, Edmond served in multiple senior advisory and management roles at the Pentagon. These roles included, speechwriter for the Marine Corps Commandant, chief of staff for the Marine Corps general officer managing the service budget and chief of staff for a Marine Corps general officer managing the service’s contribution for the 2005 Quadrennial Defense Review and 2005 BRAC Review. He received a BA from Williams College and an MA and MBA from Johns Hopkins’ University.

Ward also previously served at Battelle as associate director of government affairs. She has held multiple positions combining federal public policy, industry innovation, academic strategic initiatives and political advocacy providing a rounded perspective on driving innovation within the national security infrastructure and underlying U.S. industrial base. She has served as associate director of strategic initiatives at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, Ward served as  In this role, she oversaw key initiatives including the launch, evolution and growth of the Darden’s opening in and. She holds a degree in political science from Wake Forest University.

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