SPEAKER

Peter Abramo, CEcD

Director, Entrepreneurship
The College of Wooster
Wooster, OH

Dr. Abramo is the Director of Entrepreneurship for the College of Wooster where he collaborates with regional businesses and service providers, assists in the development of student businesses, and teaches courses. His initial involvement in higher education entrepreneurship began as the Executive Director for the Center for Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurial Studies (CETES), a technology business incubator and the economic development arm of Cameron University. CETES worked closely with military contractors, the U.S. Army at Fort Sill, regional businesses, and higher education institutions across Oklahoma. While in that role, he served on the executive committee of the Oklahoma Business Incubator Association, was a member of the Oklahoma Venture Forum, and provided training to incubator executives through the National Business Incubator Association. Dr. Abramo is involved in numerous economic development activities. He currently serves as the Dean of the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute and the Chair of the Higher Education Advisory Committee for the International Economic Development Council.