Panel of Advisers
- Teamwork, leadership, communication, analytical/problem solving, critical thinking, strategic thinking, strategic planning.
Bethany Acampora is the design engineering manager at Poly-Med Inc. In this position, she and her team of engineers and scientists research and develop new polymeric materials and devices for medical applications. Before Poly-Med, Acampora was a technology commercialization officer for the Clemson University Research Foundation. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and a Ph.D. in bioengineering from Clemson.
Joel T. Corbett
- Analytical/problem solving, critical thinking, customer service, communication, teamwork.
Joel T. Corbett has worked with Poly-Med Inc. since its inception in the mid-1990s. He has filled multiple positions with the company as it grew from two employees to the present but has always focused on research and development. Corbett holds three degrees from Clemson University: a bachelor’s in biochemistry, and a Master of Science and Ph.D. in bioengineering. He has multiple assigned patents in drug delivery and related fields. As adjunct faculty with Clemson, he has advised and graduated numerous Ph.D. and master’s-level students.
- Teamwork, communication, customer service, financial, analytical/problem solving, critical thinking, strategic thinking, strategic planning.
John Lawhead earned his mechanical engineering degree from Clemson in 2002. He found himself in the world of software consulting and quickly realized that the problem-solving skills he had learned as an engineering student translated well. Lawhead is the director of strategic accounts for Hitachi Solutions America, a business application consulting firm. Prior to joining Hitachi Solutions, Lawhead spent more than 17 years at KeyMark Inc.
- Patents, trademarks, copyrights.
Jeff Pearson advises inventors and entrepreneurs as a patent attorney at Mei & Mark LLP. He is also one of the original team members of Grip Venture Studio, a network of professionals dedicated to helping emerging companies. He earned his Clemson degree in mechanical engineering in 2002.
Dr. Nekita Sullivan
- Teamwork, communication, customer service, critical thinking.
Dr. Nekita Sullivan is a doctor of physical therapy, certified yoga teacher and certified health education specialist. She opened Yoga Therapy Bar in Clemson as a therapeutic yoga studio to provide holistic wellness services.
- Communication, analytical/problem solving, strategic thinking and planning skills.
Attorney Jed Weiner is head of corporate practice at Mei & Mark LLP where he advises emerging and seasoned companies and investors. Weiner has worked in private practice at several top-tier law firms, representing clients in manufacturing, automotive, waste management, software, life sciences, energy, retail, banking and telecommunications. Additionally, Weiner serves as outside general counsel for startups and private equity portfolio companies.
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