Companies

We make it easy to engage

The corporate partnerships team facilitates mutually-beneficial relationships to help advance the objectives of both the university and businesses. We are the front door for engagement with Ohio State. We keep the communication going in both directions, building meaningful collaborations between the right people across key engagement areas.

Our model of engagement

We provide holistic coordination and management of corporate relationships.  Each relationship is unique and we’re here to help make the most impact for both the university and the company partner. Our team serves as a central point of coordination, connecting company partners to the right people and resources, finding innovative ways to engage with Ohio State’s top talent and resources.

Why Ohio State?

The university’s breadth, scope and excellence make Ohio State a leading force of education, innovation and change – locally, nationally, and globally. Ohio State is one of only a few universities in the U.S. that, in a single location, houses 15 different colleges, including seven health sciences colleges and a college of agriculture. Ohio State brings extensive tools to the table—creative minds, expertise, experience and world-class facilities. This enables us to discover innovative solutions to complex problems and to equip Buckeyes with the critical thinking, innovation and skills they need to drive change beyond Ohio State.

Contact us

Not sure where to start or new to Ohio State? Let us know how you want to connect with the university and a member of our team will contact you.

Contact Us

Consultant, Corporate Partnerships

Julia Beckner


Executive Assistant to Alissa Comella

Julie Loeffler

Consultant, Corporate Partnerships

Ben Webb


Associate Vice President, Corporate Partnerships

Alissa Comella


Consultant, Corporate Partnerships

Emily Sandvik


Collaboration Analyst, Corporate Partnerships

Todd Guttman

Liaison, Corporate Partnerships

Kelly Sitz


Director, Economic Development

Colleen Gilger


Senior Liaison Strategic Partnerships

Jeff Agnoli


Consultant, Corporate Partnerships

Sara O'Malley


Senior Director, Corporate Partnerships and Economic Development

Michael Deverso


News

  • Ohio State's Shang Zhai Leads Pioneering Research in Clean Energy Solutions

    July 1, 2024

    Ohio State’s commercialization team in the Enterprise for Research, Innovation and Knowledge recently filed a provisional patent application to protect a novel id...

  • Meet 5 Microbiome Experts Across 5 Ohio State Colleges

    May 29, 2024

View All