The Team Behind the Agile Strategy Lab Network

Each Agile Strategy Lab has its own team; in addition, the Network's advisors provide specific expertise not otherwise represented among our staff. You can filter this "gallery" by Lab using the buttons below. Read about our backgrounds, find contact information, or link to any of us on social media:

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Ed Morrison

Ed Morrison

The founder of the Purdue Agile Strategy Lab and now the Director of the Lab at UNA, Ed’s work has focused on developing new models of strategy specifically designed to accelerate complex collaboration in networks and open innovation. He is the original developer of Strategic Doing.

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Scott Hutcheson

Scott is the Director of the Purdue Agile Strategy Lab. His interests are on the science and practice of complex collaboration and strategic transformation and focuses his work on helping teams, organizations, and communities manage strategic technical and social challenges. He works in diverse settings like economic development, innovation, scientific discovery, business growth, and social…

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Liz Nilsen

Liz shepherds the expansion of the Lab’s programming and partnerships with other universities interested in deploying agile strategy tools. She also focuses on the development and growth of innovation and STEM education ecosystems, new tool development, and teaching Strategic Doing.

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Janyce Fadden

Janyce Fadden is Director of Strategic Engagement at the UNA College of Business, which hosts the UNA Agile Strategy Lab. Her role includes shepherding an innovation pipeline strategy called Shoals Shift and other business engagement projects.

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Mitch Hamm

Mitch Hamm is Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship for the College of Business at the University of North Alabama. At the Lab, Mitch leads efforts to deploy the Innovation Engineering tool for the Lab’s partners and clients.

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Steven Puckett

Steven Puckett is community and business outreach director at UNA, as well as a serial entrepreneur who has launched several technology companies. At the Agile Strategy Lab, he is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with organizations interested in the Lab’s tools and work.

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Hannah Thompson

Hannah Thompson keeps the wheels moving at the UNA Agile Strategy Lab, connecting people and organizations with the tools they need to succeed.

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Mary-Marshall VanSant

Mary-Marshall Van Sant is the Director of UNA’s Center for Learning and Professional Development, responsible for all of the university’s non-credit learning offerings. At the Lab, Mary-Marshall leads on the offering of workshops and short courses in Alabama and throughout North America on Strategic Doing and other agile strategy tools. 

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Nina Wojtalewicz

Nina ensures that the Purdue Agile Strategy Lab’s offerings have the operational support needed, including communication with current and prospective partners, scheduling, preparing materials, and financial oversight. Nina is also a skilled guide for Strategic Doing workshops and helps lead a number of Lab engagements within Indiana. 

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Antonino Ardilio

Antonino Ardilio

Nino guides the Lab’s development of technology and innovation management platforms, frameworks, and tools. He has developed MarketExplorer and TechnologyRadar, two powerful platforms that help companies manage both technology and innovation. Nino heads the Technology and Innovation Management practice at Fraunhofer IAO in Stuttgart, Germany.

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Raquel

Raquel Asencio, PhD

Raquel is an assistant professor at the Krannert School of Management in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources. Her research explores teams in context, with a focus on the processes and properties that make teams function effectively as part of larger systems. Her research interests include multi-team systems, multi-teaming, collective identity and social networks.

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Brad Beach

Brad Beach

Brad uses Strategic Doing to achieve transformation in large organizations.  He has extensive experience is operations and maintenance and is currently helping Evonik re-imagine maintenance and reliability in manufacturing.  He also has several projects running that are working toward implementation of modern digital tools.  Think about “automation” while thinking about business processes and you’ll line…

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Eleanor Bloxham

Eleanor Bloxham

Eleanor Bloxham is a transformative leader who has influenced the practices of corporations, boards, investors, regulators and public policy makers, globally. As senior advisor, Eleanor advises the Agile Strategy Lab on major corporate initiatives. Eleanor is the founder and CEO of The Value Alliance and Corporate Governance Alliance, a board education and advisory firm, and…

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Paul Collits

Paul Collits

Paul Collits is a “pracademic” who has worked in regional development analysis, policy and practice for 25 years, in the three Eastern States of Australia and now in New Zealand. He has worked in universities, parliaments, all three levels of government in Australia and in consulting. His longer career of 30 years has also included…

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Rena Cotsones

Rena Cotsones

Bringing people together for a common good has been Rena’s lifelong passion. As Associate Vice President of Outreach, Engagement and Regional Development for Northern Illinois University, Rena works with regional partners to create and implement collaborative approaches to advancing education, economic development, workforce development, and innovation initiatives in northern Illinois and Chicagoland. Most recently, Rena provided…

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Duane Dunlap

Duane Dunlap

Duane guides the Lab in our university engagement work. A national leader in university engagement. He holds the rank of full professor in the School of Engineering Technology with responsibilities of research and innovation for the Center of Technology Development. hHe serves the APLU as co-chair of the CICEP Innovation and Economic Prosperity UniversitiesWorking group.

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Janiece Greene

Janiece Greene

Janiece Greene is head of technology for Purdue University’s Agile Strategy Lab where she oversees the development of digital solutions to support the Lab’s innovation methodology, Strategic Doing. Janiece’s expertise lies in combining the best of customer insights, technology, and design to productize new software solutions that help companies and organizations such as Lockheed Martin…

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Mike Hefferan

Mike Hefferan

Emeritus Professor Michael Hefferan PhD is an academic member of the School of Business at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Previously, Mike was the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Engagement) at USC.Mike is also an Adjunct Professor at the Queensland University of Technology. Mike, along with Pam, guides our Australia strategy.

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Janet Holston

Janet Holston

Janet Holston, Senior Advisor, credits her entrepreneurial mindset and love of new ideas to a diverse career spanning municipal government, business consulting and higher education. She began her career as an urban planner and city housing department director in South Bend, Indiana. After moving to Phoenix, Arizona she owned a consultancy focused on strategic planning,…

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Marco Lenis

Marco Lenis

Marco is a passionate leader and tireless advocate for the Latino community. As president and CEO of Vocational Rehabilitation Management of Illinois (VRMI), Marco and his team help Latinos with disabilities achieve rehabilitation, employment and empowerment.   In his role as Latino affairs consultant for Northern Illinois University’s Center for Governmental Studies, Marco works with regional…

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Noah Knox Marshall

Noah Knox Marshall

Under a different name, Noah Knox Marshall has been writing live-action and animated features in Hollywood for 15 years. His upcoming novel “Dax Zander: Sea Patrol” evolved out of a pitch for TV Animation. He has a great affection for science-fiction, space exploration and marine science, three realms that blend seamlessly in his forthcoming books….

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