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Executive Team

R.F. "Rick" Shangraw Jr.
Chief Executive Officer, ASU Enterprise Partners

Shangraw is the chief executive officer of ASU Enterprise Partners, overseeing the operations of its various affiliate organizations.

Gretchen Buhlig

Gretchen E . Buhlig
Chief Executive Officer, ASU Foundation

Buhlig provides leadership of the fundraising team and works to cultivate and steward major university donors.

Elizabeth R. “Betsy” Cantwell
Chief Executive Officer, ASU Research Enterprise

Cantwell is responsible for leading the creation, management and capture of large-scale, externally funded programs and projects that advance the University’s research enterprise.

Augustine V. “Augie” Cheng
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Legal Officer, Skysong Innovations

Cheng leads the exclusive technology transfer arm of ASU Enterprise Partners.

Ji Mi Choi
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Research Collaboratory at ASU

Choi leads and collaborates with Arizona State University colleagues and external partners to advance entrepreneurship and innovation.

Randy Levin

Randy Levin
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, University Realty

Levin determines strategic positioning, implementation of land and vertical developments, trade partnering, and real estate disposition for new and future real estate assets.

Virginia “Ginny” DeSanto
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, ASU Enterprise Partners

DeSanto is responsible for Enterprise Partners’ financial operations and oversight of subsidiary organizations.

Melissa Kwilosz
Vice President and Chief Information Officer, ASU Enterprise Partners

Kwilosz leads research and prospect management, gift administration and database management, analytics and insights, and information resource management departments.

Jeff Mindlin

Jeff Mindlin
Vice President of Investments, ASU Enterprise Partners

Mindlin is responsible for managing the ASU Foundation’s highly diversified investment assets to maximize long-term, risk adjusted returns.

Cheryl Shumate
Vice President Human Resources, ASU Enterprise Partners

Shumate is responsible for strategic human resource planning and directing the people functions of ASU Enterprise Partners.

John Skinner
Vice President and Chief of Staff, ASU Enterprise Partners

Skinner is responsible for the executive leadership support operations.

Marc Valenta

Marcel Valenta
General Counsel and Head of Corporate Development, ASU Enterprise Partners

Valenta manages all legal matters related to ASU Enterprise Partners, including governance, transactional, compliance, human resources, and policy matters.

Debbie Williams
Vice President of Communications and Marketing, ASU Enterprise Partners

Williams leads ASU Enterprise Partners’ communication strategy, editorial and creative services, internet marketing and social media, and video production.