Harris Search Associates recruits Taylor Renner as Associate Director, Business Services at The University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI)
Harris Search Associates has recruited Taylor Renner as Associate Director (AD), Business Services at The University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI).
The University of Dayton Research Institute welcomes Taylor Renner as Associate Director of Business Services
Reporting to the UDRI Director, Dr. Allan Crasto, the Associate Director (AD) provides senior leadership for a broad range of business functions ensuring the efficient and effective operational support of research programs as well as providing timely and accurate financial and other university reporting. The AD oversees the department heads leading the business areas of research accounting, finance, procurement, research infrastructure, operational excellence, and information technology systems. The AD closely collaborates with the offices of Contracts & Grants, Technology Partnerships, and the UD Controller to ensure the smooth attainment of the Institute’s business objectives working collaboratively with a culturally diverse group of constituencies at UDRI and the University of Dayton campus.
Ms. Renner currently serves as the Director of Dayton Operations at Applied Research Solutions(ARS), managing a team of Program Managers, overseeing business strategy, profit/loss, teaming, customer engagement, employee management, retention, marketing and capture and proposal management for current contracts and new business pursuits. Since joining ARS in December 2016, she has led proposal management and contract execution efforts, resulting in company growth from $5M to over $200M in annual revenue. Prior to joining ARS (a subsidiary of Riverside Research), she worked for Riverside Research for nearly eight years in multiple roles. During this tenure, she supported the Air Force Institute of Technology as a Project Manager for the Center for Directed Energy and as a Research Grants Administrator in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.
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