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).
Nominee Statement: Regional Coordinator roles are very important to the education and growth of Technology Transfer (T2) and serve as an important part of the FLC Infrastructure. The communication with the regional labs is extremely important and provides a support network of T2 professionals that can be leveraged. Opening up the lines of communication within the region is a key aspect to regional leadership. Continued regional engagement that fosters T2 education both internal and external to the Midwest labs is a priority. Providing assistance, from the MW Regional role, with the telling of the “T2 Story” from the regional point for view and also from the individual labs. FLC Midwest T2 initiatives that support lab T2 needs and requirements will be looked at and can be proposed by lab personnel. Expanding lab involvement in FLC programs, FLC Business and FLC committees is a desire and exposing the lab T2 network to the available resources and support to assist with achieving their lab specific T2 goals.