Glynn is the Executive Director of the Association as well as an Ex Officio Member of the Board of Directors. Richard has a Juris Doctors Degree and formerly was employed as the Chief Operating Officer of a start up Biotech company engaged in the research and development of antibodies in the treatment of Viral Diseases. Prior to that, he was engaged in the private practice of law where he worked extensively in the areas of government relations, finance, corporate, and business law.
Emily O'Brien Chief Operating Officer
Emily O’Brien is a graduate of the University of North Dakota in Entrepreneurship and Business Management and pursuing her Master’s in Entrepreneurship.
Emily serves the following Advisory Boards: GF Herald, GF & EGF Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Committee, Nordic Waffles, University of Minnesota Office of Technology & Commercialization, University of Iowa Research & Development and UND School of ENTR Professional Practice Advisory Council.
She has a passion for helping startup companies, nonprofits, investing, event planning, and working with others. Emily strives to learn all that she can, that pushes her to continue to grow her knowledge and contributing to that entrepreneur ecosystem is an opportunity that she truly values.