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Scitech board names Foegler as president

COLUMBUS – The Board of Trustees of the Science and Technology Campus Corp. (Scitech) has named Terry D. Foegler as president and CEO.

Karen A. Holbrook, president of The Ohio State University and chair of the Scitech Board of Trustees, said Foegler's extensive experience in planning, economic development, and public-private partnerships will be critical as plans are implemented for Scitech's continued growth and development on the university's West Campus.

"Terry has demonstrated his ability to articulate a vision, build community consensus and successfully execute complex development and construction projects through his work with Campus Partners on South Campus Gateway," Holbrook said. "As Scitech works in concert with TechColumbus, the City of Columbus and other partners to help implement the new 315 Research and Technology Corridor, that experience will be invaluable."

Foegler will continue to serve as president of Campus Partners, a position he has held since 1996. The Campus Partners Board of Directors recently promoted Doug Aschenbach from vice president for real estate to executive vice president in recognition of his growing responsibilities with Campus Partners, as well as Foegler's additional duties with Scitech.

Scitech is a non-profit affiliate of Ohio State established in 1996 to develop the university's research park along Kinnear Road. The Scitech office complex is co-located with TechColumbus at 1275 Kinnear Road. As Scitech president, Foegler will concurrently serve as vice-president for real estate development within TechColumbus.

Robert McGrath, senior vice president for research at Ohio State, believes that both organizations will benefit from Foegler's leadership and real estate development experience.

"I'm excited about the contributions that Terry can bring for expansion of technology-based companies and jobs within the Scitech campus and throughout the 315 Technology Corridor," McGrath said. "With support from City Council and from state government, the 315 Technology Corridor, with the Scitech campus as its backbone, represents a well-coordinated community partnership poised to deliver new jobs and economic vitality to Columbus and Central Ohio."

"I'm looking forward to working with the Scitech board and staff to assess the existing plans for expansion of the research park," Foegler said. "We'll determine the critical decisions which need to be made to move us forward, then we'll work with our public and private partners to take our facilities to the next level and to more effectively link world-class academic technical expertise with commercial technology-based innovation."

Foegler succeeds Vicki Butland, a Scitech staff member since 1998, who served as interim president and CEO.

Foegler, 54, has more than 28 years of diverse experience in both private-sector real estate development and public-sector planning and economic development. He has overseen the design, negotiation and implementation of many successful joint public-private development projects over his career.