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Center for Entrepreneurship director named

Posted on April 22, 2011

J. Kevin McCurren has been named the new director for the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Seidman College of Business. He replaces Linda Chamberlain.

McCurren has more than 25 years of combined corporate and entrepreneurial experience. His corporate experience includes acquisition and executive positions with major national health care providers in Louisville, Kentucky. He also started a medical management company, dental laboratory company and biotech company.

“I am excited to serve Grand Valley and West Michigan as the university helps to create the next new business leaders through the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation,” said McCurren. “All great businesses start from the same place, a blank piece of paper and an idea. Our purpose is to foster and encourage these ideas into companies that grow. We are fortunate to have a university that makes a true commitment to community new venture development.”

McCurren most recently served as a start-up executive of Intervention Insights, LLC, a bioinformatic service in Grand Rapids. H. James Williams, dean of the Seidman College of Business, said McCurren’s recent experience “places him in a prime position to provide leadership for the center.”

McCurren has been involved in several angel investment groups and recently served on the executive committee of the Venture Club of Louisville. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Missouri.

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