Michael Cassidy is President of the Georgia Research Alliance, a non-profit organization that expands research and economic development capacity in Georgia’s universities to launch new companies, create high-value jobs, and transform lives. Key initiatives of the Alliance include recruitment of top scientific talent to Georgia’s research universities, seeding centers of research excellence, and converting university research into jobs and new companies.
Cassidy serves on the Board of Directors of the State Science and Technology Institute, the Health Care Ethics Consortium, Georgia Advanced Technology Ventures, the Global Center for Medical Innovation, Atlanta Emerging Markets Inc., the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the Technology Association of Georgia, and the Board of Governors of the Lake Lanier Sailing Club.
Before joining the Alliance in 1993, Cassidy managed the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), Georgia’s technology incubator. Prior to that he worked for the IBM Corporation where he held various staff and management assignments. Cassidy holds a Master’s degree in Technology and Science Policy from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a BBA degree in Marketing from Georgia State University.