Mark Ellison named director for corporate relations for TEES

June 10, 2010
| By: Aubrey Bloom

Mark M. Ellison, former associate vice chancellor for economic development for The Texas A&M University System has been named director for corporate relations for the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES). The appointment, effective June 1, was announced by Kenneth R. Hall, TEES deputy director.

Ellison will serve as the primary point of contact for industry members interested in developing collaborative projects with TEES and work to develop new relationships.

"The engineering program of The Texas A&M University System serves the public by educating our future engineering leaders, conducting relevant research to address societal needs and enhancing life through key outreach initiatives," said Dr. Ken Hall, TEES deputy director. "Mark will be instrumental in developing a corporate relations program that provides a conduit for industry and the private sector to engage in with Texas A&M Engineering to form partnerships that more efficiently allow collaborative approaches toward solving the most-crucial problems facing society."

Ellison received his Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture from Texas A&M University.

Prior to serving as associate vice chancellor for economic development for the A&M System, Ellison served as director for the Texas Emerging Technology Fund. Ellison has also served as director of the Office of Employer Initiatives for the Texas Workforce Commission. He has been a partner in a specialty investment banking firm in Dallas, and was assistant commissioner of marketing and agribusiness development for the Texas Department of Agriculture. Ellison also has served as international trade specialist for U.S. Wheat Associates in Washington, D.C. and Casablanca, Morocco. He is a member of the Texas Economic Development Council and the International Economic Development Council.

About TEES

The Texas Engineering Experiment Station is a member of The Texas A&M University System with a mission to identify and conduct research in areas critical to the state's economic development and quality of life, promote new technology and entrepreneurship, leverage and network human, physical, and financial resources, and enhance and strengthen education in Texas.

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