Ron Miller has been the Executive Director for LCRDA since August of 2012. As Executive Director, Ron oversees the 208-acre Innovation Park in Tallahassee. Ron is focused on helping higher education partners, FSU, FAMU and TCC, promote research and development activities, commercialize new technologies, foster entrepreneurship, and spur job creation through high tech company formation and attraction.
Hailing from Indiana, Ron came to Tallahassee in 2011 after servings as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Administration to the Florida Department of Corrections. Before that he served as 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, he 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 University.
He also serves on the Board of Junior Achievement Big Bend which is focused on workforce readiness, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship education for grades K-12.
Michael is the Director of Entrepreneurship at Innovation Park, where he plays the vital role of directing the design 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. He is also delivers entrepreneur training 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.
Naomi Molina is the Director of Marketing & Engagement at Innovation Park, where she handles marketing for the park and community engagement. Naomi manages all of Innovation Park’s social media pages and is in charge of planning and executing our special events and programs. She is working on some exciting projects and hopes to create an exciting community in Innovation Park!
Prior to joining LCRDA in 2020, Naomi worked at WFSU Public Media in the Membership Department and helped with fundraising efforts and events for the station. She is passionate about community engagement and hopes to work closely with community organizations like WFSU to help promote the great things happening in Innovation Park.
Naomi received her M.A. in Integrated Marketing and Management Communication and a Bachelor of Arts in Media/Communication Studies from Florida State University. She is an active member of Temple Israel and is the Volunteer Chair for the annual Jewish Food Festival.
Peggy Bielby is the Administrative Coordinator for LCRDA, where she handles the program support and administrative duties for the office and the Board of Governors. Peggy ensures all meetings meet the standards required by the State of Florida including public notices, quorums, and Sunshine Law compliance. She also manages the Park’s food trucks.
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 her Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Business Administration from the University of Alabama.
She is an Ambassador and Sustaining Member committee member for Word of South, a 2010-2011 KCCI Community Catalyst, and has served on several nonprofit Boards including Friends of the Library, Leon High School Foundation, and the Junior League of Tallahassee.
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.