Eileen Walker, MIM/MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Association of University Research Parks (AURP)
Eileen Walker is the Chief Executive Officer of the Association of University Research Parks (AURP), which fosters innovation, commercialization and economic growth in a global economy through university, industry and government partnerships.
The organization is comprised of university research, science and tech parks from all around the world.
regularly consults with universities and their research parks regarding best practices.
Recently, Walker was tapped by the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board to serve as a Fulbright Specialist, to advise universities across the world on their university research park planning.
initial assignment was with the Universidad de Antonio Narino in Bogota, on the planning for their new research park in Usme, Colombia.
Walker directed the Arizona State University Research Park in Tempe, Arizona, a university research park comprised of over two million square feet of developed space for many years, and has served as a member of the Board of Directors of AURP, as an executive officer of the Arizona Bioindustry Association, and on the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity Tucson.
She is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, and holds a Master of International Management and Master of Business Administration from the American Graduate School of International Management.
was designated a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) of the National Real Estate Institute