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Fuentek President Named Member of Women Presidents' Organization

(September 23, 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 a member of the Women Presidents' Organization (WPO), a nonprofit membership organization for women presidents of multimillion dollar companies. The WPO operates in 82 locations in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Peru. Each WPO chapter serves as a peer advisory group, and members meet to discuss business interests, experiences and strategies.

"I am excited to be selected as a member of WPO," said Schoppe. "WPO meetings will be a great way to connect with other women business leaders in the area as we discuss our experiences and provide each other with helpful business strategies and advice."

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, DiversityBusiness.com 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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