Kelly Peters, the half-time COO of the Rocky Mountain Innovation Initiative (RMI), will have expanded hours and responsibilities in 2009. The Colorado Bioscience Association and the Larimer Bioscience Cluster have chosen Peters to take over the role of director of the Larimer Bioscience Cluster following Kathy Kregels resignation.
Peters brings experience, organizational knowledge, and leadership to the expanded role. Peters spent 2008 as the half-time Economic Policy and Project Manager for the City of Fort Collins. In her expanded role at RMI, she will continue to coordinate and collaborate with the Citys Economic Health Office, while bringing RMIs administrative assistance to the growing bioscience cluster. RMI has seven incubated companies. The Larimer Bioscience Cluster has 80 businesses and organizations in its membership. Peters works closely with local, regional and state economic development policy leaders in propelling the success of Fort Collins based start-ups.