Cooperative Partner Staff

In Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20), the FLC began implementing its five-year Strategic Plan, working closely with a full-time staff established under the cooperative agreement between AUTM and FLC that was announced at the end of 2019. AUTM is a nonprofit leader supporting the development of academic technology transfer and research that changes the world and drives innovation forward.

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Federal Laboratory Consortium 
Phone: +1- 678-298-1183

The FLC staff is here to help and can be reached by phone or email. 

Executive Director
Paul Zielinski 
Phone: +1-301-639-6723
Paul leads the strategic direction for the FLC.



Sponsor & Exhibits Manager
Casey Annunziata, CMP
Phone: +1-973-479-9472
Contact Casey if you need any information about exhibits and sponsorship for our National Meeting, professional development courses, distance education or region meetings. 


Marketing Manager
Jordana Bieze Foster
Phone: +1-617-501-4597

Jordana manages the Awards Program editorial, Report to Congress, press releases and success stories.


Project Coordinator
Hyunji Choi
Phone: +1-703-831-7037

Hyunji coordinates and manages the Awards Program and supports marketing activities. 



Meetings Associate
Tonya Clemmons
Phone: +1-202-960-1795

Tonya manages the registration process for the National Meeting. 



Meetings Director
Liz Freyn
Phone: +1-847-909-3909

Liz leads all contract negotiations and logistical implementation for FLC meetings and events.



Professional Development Manager 
Sarah Germain 
Phone: +1-321-586-3703 

Sarah supports all professional development activities.  


Partnerships Manager 
Corin Hindenach
Phone: +1-502-939-0310

Corin works with the Facilitate pillar and FLC partners. 


Social Media Coordinator
Carrie Hutchison
Phone: +1-202-425-1103

Carrie manages all FLC social media activities. 


Marketing Director
Carolina Olivieri
Phone: +1-202-390-1962

Carolina leads all marketing and communications activities.


Administrative Director
Stephanie Pearson
Phone: +1-561-516-9003
Stephanie leads all administrative functions and makes the trains run on time.


Communications and Information Systems Manager
Katherine Segreti 

Phone: +1-708-522-8074

Katherine manages FLC platforms including the website, FLC Business, email, and AMS, and provides marketing support.


Partnerships Manager 
Beth Thomas
Phone: 240-675-9405                             Email:
Beth manages the federal lab census and regional partnership activities.


Professional Development Director
Amy Thomsen
Phone: + 1-859-468-1392 
Amy leads all FLC professional development activities. 


Administrative Coordinator
Crystal Williams 
Phone: + 1-847-686-2383
Crystal provides support for all FLC administrative functions.