Brandy Salmon

With over 25 years of experience at the intersection of research and business, Salmon serves as Associate Vice President of Innovation & Partnerships for Virginia Tech. In this role, Salmon leads LINK + LICENSE + LAUNCH, a unit founded to build industry partnerships, commercialize technologies, and start new ventures. While at Virginia Tech, Salmon played a seminal role in working with leaders in the Commonwealth to attract Amazon’s HQ2 and launch Virginia Tech’s Innovation Campus, leading a cross-functional delivery team to set the vision for the campus and accomplish key milestones.

Salmon has a B.A. from the University of Virginia, a Ph.D. from Cornell University, and an M.B.A. from Duke University, Fuqua School of Business.