Stephen Fleming will be stepping down as the vice president and executive director of Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2), as of December 31, 2015.
He made this announcement during a staff meeting on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015.
According to Executive Vice President for Research Steve Cross, EI2 has been a driving force in the growth of Georgia Tech’s innovation ecosystem, helping expand the Institute’s economic impact and job creation for the state. “We are grateful for Stephen’s seven years of service in this capacity and his support to EI2, Georgia Tech and Georgia,” said Cross. “EI2 has experienced remarkable success across all of its programs in recent years under Stephen’s leadership. Georgia Tech is grateful to him for his extraordinary contributions and we all wish him continued success in his next endeavors,” Cross said.
Chris Downing, EI2 associate vice president, has agreed to serve as the interim director during the leadership transition as a national search for a new director begins.
The Enterprise Innovation Institute is Georgia Tech’s business extension organization and serves as the primary vehicle to achieve Georgia Tech’s goal of expanded local, regional and global outreach.