Center Leadership

Don Linford

Don Linford

Innovation Director

Utah State University

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Biography

As the Innovation Director, Don Linford coordinates ASPIRE's relationships and activities with the Center's Industry and Innovation Board (IIB), member networking activities and research project participation, and commercialization activities. Prior to his position in the ASPIRE Center, he held various leadership positions throughout an extensive international banking career having lived and worked in several of the world’s largest financial centers – Boston, New York, São Paulo and London. Don has a passion for innovation, developing junior talents and mentoring, as well as an untiring eye on constant improvement. Though a USU Aggie at heart, Don has an MBA from Northeastern University, and a BA in Political Science from the University of Utah.