Jeff Smith

Director of Research Parks / MSU Research Foundation

Jeff Smith is the Director of Research Parks for the MSU Research Foundation. In this role, Jeff manages and directs the real estate and economic development opportunities on behalf of the MSU Foundation. This includes development and construction within the University Health Park, the Alliance Building, the VanCamp Incubator, City Center, and the Technology Innovation Center.

His goal continues to focus on leveraging university, corporate research, and community technologies toward commercialization and expansion of the marketplace.

Jeff is a Board Member of the Association of University Research Parks (AURP), the Michigan Economic Development Corporation Advisory Board for Redevelopment Ready Communities, the Lansing Regional Chamber Policy Committee, the East Lansing DDA, BRA, and EDC.