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ext: 2573 NIST Technology Partnerships Office
100 Bureau Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-2200
Paul Zielinski
Director, TPO
ext: 4980

Paul Zielinski is the Director of the Technology Partnerships Office (TPO) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). TPO serves as the Office of Technology and Research Applications for NIST and is responsible for NIST technology transfer activities including patents, licenses, cooperative research, and small business innovation research.

In addition, Paul is the current Chair of the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer and coordinates the Interagency Workgroup on Technology Transfer that addresses technology transfer policy issues.

Prior to joining NIST, Paul worked at the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy, private industry, and served on active duty as a commissioned officer in the United States Army. Paul has Master of Science degree in engineering and Master of Business Administratio.

Cecelia Huestis-Beshai
Secretary, TPO
ext: 2573
Gary Anderson
Senior Economist
ext: 5238
Donald Archer
Senior Patent Officer
ext: 2522
Dana Bowins
Patent Administrator/Paralegal
ext: 4500
Teresa Bradshaw
Administrative Assistant
ext: 2624
Stephen Cambell
Senior Economist
ext: 3118
Mary Clague
SBIR Program Director/NAIS Administrator
ext: 4188
Xinyun (Cindy) Gong
IT Specialist/NAIS
ext: 4313
Nicole Kuehl
ext: 8034
J'aime Maynard
CRADA & Licensing Administrator/SBIR Administrator
ext: 8408
Jimmy Nazario-Negron
Information Specialist
ext: 8235
Jack Pevenstein
Invention Disclosure Advisor/Outreach
ext: 5519
Brenda Thomasson
Business Specialist
ext: 3084
Courtney Silverthorn
Senior Interagency Policy Specialist
ext: 4189
Michael D. Walsh
Senior Economist
ext: 5455
Honeyeh Zube
Senior CRADA&Licensing Officer
ext: 2209