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Fuentek President Participates In U.S. Department of Labor Flex-Options TeleConference

(January 14, 2010)

Laura Schoppe

Laura Schoppe

APEX, N.C. –Laura A. Schoppe, president of Fuentek, participated in a teleconference about workplace flexibility on Thursday, Jan. 14 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST. Hosted by the U.S. Department of Labor, Women’s Bureau, the teleconference also featured commentary from Danette Campbell, senior telework advisor, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and Shirley Crews Taylor, director, Flexible Workplace Initiative, City of Houston. Schoppe shared some of her best practices and innovations for running a flexible organization while providing excellent service to the firm’s clients.

“This teleconference is a great opportunity for participants to learn how to best operate a flexible work environment,” said Schoppe. “I was excited to hear what has worked for other organizations and share some of my expertise from running a virtual company for nearly a decade.”

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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