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Fuentek President Named NCTA WISE Co-Chair

(September 8, 2009)

Laura Schoppe

Laura Schoppe

APEX, N.C. – Fuentek, LLC, a consulting firm that provides intellectual property and technology management services, has announced that president Laura A. Schoppe has been named co-chair of the North Carolina Technology Association's Women In Science And Engineering council. Schoppe, chair Phyllis Bailey, CEO of management consulting firm Max Q, Inc., and co-chair Kay Read, sales and marketing consultant, will work with Angela Hodges, NCTA's programs manager, and other council members to help establish direction, branding and the future leadership of NCTA WISE. The council will identify places to establish new programs throughout North Carolina, secure speakers, raise funds and host the programs.

NCTA WISE offers inspiration and information for women who are current and emerging leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), as well as for young women making career choices.

"I am looking forward to serving as co-chair for NCTA's WISE council," said Schoppe. "I hope to inspire young women to explore career choices in science and engineering, two often overlooked fields."

About Laura A Schoppe

Laura A. Schoppe is president of Fuentek, LLC, a consulting firm that provides intellectual property and technology management services with a specialization in technology commercialization. In her role as president, Laura is responsible for managing relationships as well as establishing strategic client plans and conducting training workshops for clients. In 2005 and 2006, recognized Fuentek as one of the top 50 women-owned businesses in North Carolina. Laura also has more than 12 years of successful experience in spearheading research for several defense contractors, as well as an extensive background in all aspects of intellectual property management, particularly leading license negotiation activities from transition innovations to new products. She has led major technology transfer projects at leading universities and government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies have sought her advice on strategic planning related to their intellectual assets. As a result of her expertise, Laura has been selected to speak at several national and international conferences and has published many papers and book chapters. In 2008 Laura was recognized as one of the Triangle's top 25 businesswomen with Triangle Business Journal's prestigious Women in Business Award for her exemplary leadership skills in the innovation category.

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