April 14-16, 2013, The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Speakers

Wendolyn Holland

Wendolyn Holland

Director for Strategic Development and Technical Partnerships
Savannah River National Laboratory

In her role at SRNL, Ms. Holland’s responsibilities include strategic programs as well as partnerships with public- and private-sector entities and with academic institutions. 

Ms. Holland comes to SRNL from a three-year team in the U.S. Department of Energy as Senior Advisor for Commercialization in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.  In that capacity, she led the Technology Commercialization Fund across eight DOE National Labs, the Entrepreneur in Residence Program across six Labs, and the Innovation Portal across the entire Lab system.  Under the auspices of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, she led the $2.3b Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credit and the $300m State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program.  Throughout her tenure, she served in numerous inter-office roles, representing her Office to the Technology Transfer Policy Board and the National Export Initiative. She came to the Department of Energy from the private sector, having spent five years with nascent firms devoted to sustainability. 

Ms. Holland responded to the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001 by relocating to Washington, D.C. to conduct business development and enable investor reporting compliance for Global Options, a new security, investigations, and private-sector counter-terrorism firm with angel and private equity backing.  In 1998, she wrote and published, Sun Valley: an Extraordinary History.  She earned an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management in 2001 and her BA from Yale College in 1991.

Strategic Conversations II - Track 3 – Entrepreneurship and Commercialization

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