Merideth Andreucci manages communications, marketing, networking and external relationship development activities for GIS. She works closely with GIS leadership and senior program managers on new program development for industrial and government clients. She also works directly with GIS program managers to increase program awareness and new business development with manufacturing companies through partnership-building with key economic development agencies, entrepreneurial assistance organizations, regional technology development organizations, higher education institutions, and incubators. Merideth has extensive state-wide experience having worked 17 years in high technology business attraction and retention in electronics and semiconductor sectors for Empire State Development (NewYork State’s economic development agency) and various policy positions in the Governor’s Of ce and State Legislature. She has assisted with corporate outreach on past NNMI proposal teams in NY. She holds an MS in Environmental Management & Policy from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a BA in Political Science from SUNY Albany.