Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)
Dr. Steve Susalka is the Chief Executive Officer for the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) and is responsible for ensuring that AUTM serves the needs and interests of the Membership through strategic plan implementation, outreach, advocacy, governance, and operational accountability. He has more than a decade of experience in technology transfer. He has been an Associate Director for Commercialization at Wake Forest Innovations, the commercialization enterprise of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Steve is a registered U.S. Patent Agent and a past Board Member of multiple Wake Forest-affiliated startups. As a Licensing Associate at the University of Virginia Patent Foundation (UVAPF), he co-authored the UVAPF Operating Manual that details the technology transfer process from invention disclosure to royalty collection and monitoring. Steve has served in a number of previous leadership positions within AUTM, including Vice President for Meeting Development on the AUTM Board. Steve earned his doctorate in Neuroscience from the University of Virginia. He majored in Biology and Psychology at the College of William & Mary where he earned a Bachelor of Science.