Ron Miller, Executive Director

Phone: 850-575-0343 x101



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.

Bill Lickson, Director of North Florida Innovation Labs

Phone: 850-575-0343 x103



Bill is the Director of North Florida Innovation Labs for LCRDA/Innovation Park. Bill is a seasoned entrepreneur, advisor, mentor, advertising and media expert. He has served as a mentor and advisor to numerous CEOs and businesses throughout his career. For the last decade, Bill has worked with startups based in Florida and other regions of the country including Silicon Valley.

Bill previously served as the Executive Director at Domi Station, a non-profit startup incubator, business accelerator and co-working office space. Bill also served as the CEO of the highly successful social entrepreneurship start-up, Autism Navigator.

Bill previously served as Director of Interactive Strategy at the Zimmerman Agency, an Omnicom advertising agency and part of the TBWA Worldwide network. He also directed digital strategy for the largest, multi-billion dollar retail agency in the Omnicom network as a senior member of the agency strategy team. He worked directly and extensively with major brands both domestically and internationally.

Bill is a past-president of the American Advertising Federation and a proud graduate of Leadership Tallahassee Class X.

Kaizsa Grant-Threatt, Manager of Marketing & Communications

Phone: 850-545-0343 x102



Kaizsa Grant-Threatt joins LCRDA as the Manager of Marketing and Communications where she will be responsible for enhancing awareness of the Park and sharing the latest developments in the cutting-edge research being done here. She will also be showcasing North Florida Innovation Labs, the new 40,000 square foot, $24 million technology commercialization facility serving up to 100 companies within the Park.

Prior to joining the Innovation Park team, Kaizsa served as the Communications Coordinator for Duval County Public Schools where she worked to share positive district news and student-educator success stories. Kaizsa also worked as the Communications Coordinator for the Florida Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3), direct support organization for the Florida Department of Education.

Kaizsa is a graduate of Flagler College – Tallahassee where she received a bachelor’s degree in Strategic Communication and Public Relations with a minor in Marketing.

Peggy Bielby, Administrative Coordinator

Phone: 850-575-0343 x104



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, a native Floridian, 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, St. John’s Episcopal Church vestry, and the Junior League of Tallahassee.

Peggy Bielby is the Administrative Coordinator at Innovation Park of Tallahassee

Melissa VanSickle, General Counsel

Phone: 850-205-3307



Partner at Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel, Tallahassee

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Melissa Vansickle, Partner at Broad and Cassel and General Counsel for Innovation Park of Tallahassee

Stephanie Shoulet, Property Manager

Phone: 850-224-2300 x28



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.

Stephanie Shoulet with NAI Talcor is the Innovation Park of Tallahassee Property Manager

Dominic “Dom” DeMartino, Maintenance Supervisor

Phone: 850-728-5954



Maintenance Supervisor at NAI Talcor Commercial Real Estate Services