Dr. Lee Robert Greenberg, whose contributions to the FLC and federal technology transfer earned him an FLC Award for Representative of the Year in 2006, passed away on April 27 at age 71 at his longtime home in Slingerlands, NY.
"He has implemented visionary approaches to federal technology transfer and industry collaboration and, through these activities and more, has significantly elevated awareness of the FLC in the Northeast, and communicated new practices and prime examples of novel technology transfer methods to the nationwide FLC community," Greenberg's profile in the 2006 Awards Publication stated.
Greenberg was a trailblazer for cooperative research and development agreements (CRADAs) while with the Army's Benét Laboratories in upstate New York, where he rose to the position of Deputy Director, Finance and Information Technology. At the time of the 2006 award submission, he had contributed to approximately 150 CRADAs that directly resulted in an estimated $70 million in business, according to the profile.
A former Member-at-Large on the FLC Executive Board, Greenberg was known for his willingness to offer advice or assistance on complex issues related to technology transfer.
“Lee was very well respected within the FLC," a colleague said. "At FLC conferences, he would sit in the hotel lobby and hold court! Members always lined up to talk to Lee. He loved to share his knowledge and experiences with an audience – and the audience loved Lee.”
Greenberg was born in Albany, NY, and spent his entire life in that area. He received a bachelor's degree from State University of New York Plattsburgh and an MBA from Syracuse University.
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Click here to read Greenberg's profile in the 2006 FLC Awards publication.