Who We Are | Innovation Park

Who We Are

About LSU Innovation Park

LSU Innovation Park provides companies and entrepreneurs with a broader avenue for intellectual enrichment and technological discovery by partnering scientific investigation and business enterprise under one umbrella.

As the state’s flagship university, research is a cornerstone of LSU. The university began planning a dedicated complex for research commercialization in 2005 to further its commitment to innovation. Located just five miles south of the main campus, the LSU Innovation Park is the epicenter for technology innovation and startup ventures in the Baton Rouge region. By helping researchers bring new technology to market, the LSU Innovation Park creates high-quality jobs, benefits the community and enhances the image of Louisiana.


We give companies a competitive advantage in attracting customers, press, talent, mentors and funding to grow their business.

  • A prominent location offering easy, convenient access to LSU faculty, research and students
  • Designated by Association of University Research Parks as a qualified research park and by the federal government as a HUB zone, resident companies are eligible for numerous research and development tax incentives and credits, as well as other state incentive programs
  • Competitively priced land and lab/office space leases for technology companies



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Charles F. D’Agostino
Executive Director 
Phone: 225-578-7555
Email: cdag@lsu.edu


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David Winwood, PhD, RTTP
Assistant Executive Director
Phone: 225-578-7555
Email: dwinwood@lsu.edu


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Kenny Anderson
Student Incubator Manager
Phone: 225-578-7127
Email: kande55@lsu.edu


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Kristy Barlow
Business Incubator Manager
Phone: 225-578-3982
Email: kbarlo2@lsu.edu


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Jason Boudreaux
Business Consultant
Phone: 225-578-8196
Email: jboud55@lsu.edu

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Vic Johnson
Technology Transfer Specialist
LA Technology Transfer Office
Phone: 228-688-1117
Email: vjohns3@lsu.edu


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Roy Keller
LA Technology Transfer Office
Phone: 225-578-3985
Email: rkeller@lsu.edu


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Margaret Smith
Administrative Coordinator
Phone: 225-578-7555
Email: msmi196@lsu.edu

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Matthew Wiggins
Business Consultant
Phone: 225-578-8754
Email: mwiggi1@lsu.edu


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Will Bullock
Graduate Assistant
Flores MBA Program
Class of 2018


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David Smith
Graduate Assistant
Flores MBA Program
Class of 2019

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 Van T. Le
Prototype Intern
LSU Mechanical Engineering
Class of 2019

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Jonah Vice
Prototype Intern
LSU Mechanical Engineering
Class of 2020

 Melanie Smith 

Melanie Smith
Communications Specialist
LSU Manship School of
Mass Communication
Class of 2018




Board Members

Elif Acar-Chiasson, P.E.
CSRS Engineering,
Vice Chairman
K.T. Valsaraj
LSU Office of Research &
Economic Development,
Vice Chancellor
Secretary Treasurer
Charles F. D’Agostino

LSU Innovation Park,
Executive Director
Thomas A. Cotten
Thomas A. Cotten, CPA
J. Charles Dabadie
America's Regional

Manufacturing Manager
Brett Furr
Taylor Porter Law Firm,
Buck Gladden
Ric Kearny
Capital One Bank, 
Southwest Regional Lending Manager, 
BR Area 
Market President
Richard Koubek
Louisiana State University
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
Dan Layzell
LSU Finance & 
Vice President
Andrew "Andy" Maas
LSU Innovation & Technology
Assistant Vice President
Charles McCowan, Jr.
Kean Miller,
Cynthia Peterson
LSU College of Science,
Don Pierson
Louisiana Economic Development,

Bill Richardson
LSU AgCenter,
Vice President of Agriculture

Tom Sawyer
Sawyer & Associates
Deborah Sternberg
Starmount Life Insurance Company,
Executive Vice President
Ann Trappey
Fort & Tablada Engineering,
CEO & President

Robert C. Tucker
Jones Walker,

Martin Walke
Louisiana Public Facilities Authority,
Vice President of
Economic Development

Richard "Dick" White
LSU E.J. Ourso College
of Business,
Judy Wornat
LSU College of Engineering,
Interim Dean