Mosby Named Director of Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

by News Bureau on Wednesday, Sep. 28, 2011

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Sept. 28, 2011 — David Mosby has been named director of the Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) and director of the Small Business Technology and Development Center at Southeast Missouri State University.

Mosby, who began his new duties Sept. 12, brings to Southeast Missouri State University academic, entrepreneurial, philanthropic, corporate and small business experience.

As the director, he will serve under the executive director, Dr. James Stapleton, and will lead the activities and staff of the Small Business and Technology Development Center. He will be responsible for researching, developing, securing and managing grants and other financial incentives that provide resources to promote entrepreneurship and economic development. Mosby will also collaborate with local, regional and state agencies and organizations to develop initiatives that accelerate entrepreneurship and economic development, and recruit clients to the Southeast Innovation Center business incubator. In addition, he will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in entrepreneurship and facilitate co-curricular activities that provide entrepreneurship students’ experiential learning opportunities.

“We are pleased to welcome David Mosby to our team,” Stapleton said. “I look forward to his contributions and leadership, and am confident that he will be an asset to our services offered through the Small Business Technology and Development Center.”

Prior to joining the CIE, Mosby served as a lecturer of management and the director of the University of Texas Arlington (UTA) Small Business Institute. In his role there, he founded the Entrepreneur Society and served on the UTA Distinguished Lecturer Series. He was nominated for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Faculty Service-Learning Award for developing a class matching students with entrepreneurs at the UTA Technology Incubator. He won the “Igniting the Flame” teaching award at Syracuse University’s Entrepreneurial Classroom.

From 2005 to 2008, he was executive advisor to the Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence in Bahrain, where he delivered many different types of business development programs in Bahrain, Oman, UAE, Yemen, Kuwait, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan.

A former small business owner, he developed ExamOne/MEDITEX, which he eventually sold to Hooper Holmes/Portamedic. He has invested and participated in other entrepreneurial ventures as well. Mosby also has prior experience in banking and the oil and gas industry. He has served on several philanthropic boards of directors and executive committees, and was president of the TCU MBA Alumni Association.

He earned a Bachelor in Business Administration in finance from the University of Texas Arlington and an MBA with a concentration in international business from Texas Christian University.

The Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Southeast Missouri State University is one of the most comprehensive entrepreneurship-focused university centers in the Midwest, offering a wide array of academic and outreach programs and services, including: innovation development and research; entrepreneurship education, training and mentorship; and business incubation and development services. The CIE supports Southeast Missouri State University’s strategic priority to advance the region’s economic appeal and strength by accelerating local and regional economic growth and development that improves the quality of lives, communities and businesses in southeast Missouri and the surrounding region. For more information, visit: www.semo.edu/cie.