Ms. Pyne serves as NSWC Crane’s ORTA/T2 Program Manager as well as the lab’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Manager. Ms. Pyne’s expansive responsibilities include strategic management of the lab’s intellectual capital and SBIR/STTR Program; planning, administration and monitoring of T2 mechanisms and SBIR/STTR awards; marketing, negotiation and management of patent licensing; various economic development commercialization activities onsite and outside NSWC Crane; outreach activities with external entities; multiple presentations and briefs delivered throughout the year to onsite lab visitors; and external speaking engagements.
Since her T2 appointment, Ms. Pyne’s efforts have steadily expanded across the lab’s large-scope potential for commercialization. The Navy’s third largest installation, the facility employs more than 2,000 scientists, engineers, and technicians to fulfill its R&D mission on surface sensors, strategic systems, special warfare devices, and electronic warfare systems. Over a short time, she has skillfully leveraged the rich NSWC Crane collection of technology advances into exceptional tech transfer success.
Ms. Pyne has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan, a certification in Professional Management from Indiana University Kelly School of Business, and a master’s certification in Public Management from Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).