Cecelia Foote, formerly Cecelia Huestis-Beshai, is the Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) Administrator in the Technology Partnerships Office (TPO) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Cecelia processes CRADAs, Material Transfer Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements, and other documents for the contracts database. Cecelia also processes data entry for the Intellectual Property Manager system. Mrs. Foote provides support to TPO’s Agreement experts and scientists that are collaborating with our external partners on these agreements.
Mrs. Foote’s employment with NIST began in 2005, when she joined the Physical Measurement Laboratory’s Radioactive Division and supported close to 40 employees at that time. She transferred to the Technology Partnerships office in 2011 as the Secretary to the Director of TPO. She provided support to over 25 employees and provided a wide array of administrative expertise and day-to-day support to TPO’s Director and to the TPO staff.