Eileen Walker,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's operating and planned research, science and tech parks around the world.
regularly consults with universities and parks regarding best practices.
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, Walker served as a member of the Board of Directors of AURP, and as an executive officer of the Arizona Bioindustry Association.
Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity Tucson.
Walker is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, and holds a Master of Business Administration in International Management degree from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird).
was designated a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) of the National Real Estate Institute