Ron Miller has been the Executive Director for LCRDA since August of 2012, and served as the Interim Executive Director for a year prior to his official appointment. Ron oversees all the operations in the Park and makes sure recommendations from the Board are seen through to ensure the Park continues moving forward.
Hailing from Indiana, Ron came to Tallahassee, FL in 2011 after becoming Deputy Assistant Secretary of Administration to the Florida Department of Corrections. Before that he served at the Chief Financial Officer for the Department of Correction in the State of Indiana and for the Department Waterworks for the City of Indianapolis. For more than 8 years, Ron served as the Vice President of Crystal Food Services, a food services company in Indianapolis.
Ron received his MBA in Venture and Technology Management from Indiana University- Kelley School of Business, and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Manchester College.
In his leisure time, Ron serves on the Board as Vice Chair for Junior Achievement Big Bend and will serve as Chair for the 2018-2019 year.
Michael is the Director of Entrepreneurship at Innovation Park, where he plays the vital role of overseeing the design of construct of the new technology incubator/accelerator planned for the Park. Once built, he will oversee the operations of the entire incubator, as well as associated programs.
Michael joined the LCRDA with more than 20 years of business development experience in the high tech arena including working in university technology transfer environments, as well working with federal agencies, and national laboratories. He has also developed and run several high technology incubators, and is a three time entrepreneur.
Michael received his MBA, and his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Montana, Missoula.
Denise Bilbow, Director of Programs and Communications
Denise Bilbow is the Director of Programs and Communication for LCRDA, where she handles all communications coming out of the research park, and plans all events hosted by Innovation Park.
Denise joined the LCRDA team in 2016, after serving as Public Relations Director at Kidd Group Communication and Design, a marketing agency in Tallahassee. Prior to that Denise worked as a Public Information Officer for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
Denise received her Master’s of Arts in Integrated Marketing Communication from Florida State University, as well as a Certification in Project Management. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in Communication from Keuka College.
Peggy Bielby is the Administrative Coordinator for LCRDA, where she handles many of the administrative duties for the office. Peggy ensures all meetings meet the standards required by the state of Florida including public notices, quorums and meetings are properly posted.
Prior to joining LCRDA in 2016, Peggy served as the Director of Partnership Development and Relations, and the Assistant to the Executive Vice President at the Economic Development Council of Tallahassee/ Leon County, and worked as a Law Clerk for the Florida First District Court of Appeal for 7 years.
Peggy received her Juris Doctorate from Samford University, Cumberland School of Law and received he Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Business Administration from the University of Alabama.
Larry Lynch has been with the Entrepreneurial Excellence Program since it was first started and developed the program. In 2016, when Innovation Park took over the EEP program, Larry joined the team. In addition to his work with Innovation Park, he also serves as a program consultant for the FSU Office of Commercialization. Before working at the Office of Commercialization, Larry spent 30 years as a sales executive with IBM working withe Public Sector Customers in the state of Florida.
Stephanie Shoulet works for NAI Talcor Commercial Real Estate Services and is our Property Manager for Innovation Park. She makes sure the research park is properly maintained, so our residents can enjoy the amenities in the park safely.
Stephanie has many years under her belt as a commercial property manager. Prior to working at NAI Talcor, she worked with Advisors Real Estate Group for 8 years.