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LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 12, 2016) — Warren O. Nash III has been named the new executive director of the Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics. Nash has been serving as the center’s interim director for the past several months following the retirement of Dean Harvey at the end of 2015.
Nash previously served as director of the Lexington office of the Kentucky Innovation Network, a unit of the Von Allmen Center and part of a system of 13 Innovation Network offices located across the state. The Kentucky Innovation Network is funded by the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development Cabinet together with local strategic funding partners located in each region.
“Warren Nash’s extensive experience in business development and the Kentucky entrepreneurship community, and his leadership of the Lexington office of the Kentucky Innovation Network for the past five years, make him exceptionally qualified to lead the Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship into its next phase,” said Gatton College Dean David W. Blackwell. “I look forward to working with Warren to continue growing the entrepreneurial ecosystem at the University of Kentucky and throughout the commonwealth.”
Nash is a graduate of Georgetown College and the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University. He is also a member of the Kentucky Bar Association.
“I am grateful for this new opportunity and look forward to building upon the success of Dean Harvey in creating a more vibrant entrepreneurial community at the university, as well as across the Bluegrass Region and throughout the commonwealth,” Nash said.