Linda Dickerson Hartsock is the executive director of Blackstone LaunchPad at Syracuse University. She was previously director of the University’s Connective Corridor in the Office of Community Engagement and Economic Development. Hartsock has fashioned a distinguished career in economic development and innovation. She has held leadership positions in a number of regional organizations, including vice president for Innovation and Technology at CenterState Corp. for Economic Opportunity (CEO); executive director of the Clean Tech Center, an award-winning NYSERDA-funded clean energy incubator, and a joint appointment with the SyracuseCoE, a New York State Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems.
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