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Our Team

Jim Bray

Jim Bray

Director

(847) 491-3371
j-bray@northwestern.edu

Jim coordinates team activities, works on high impact projects between companies and the University and serves as the overall point person with Northwestern University research centers and the McCormick School of Engineering.

Tim Angell

Tim Angell

Senior Associate Director

(847) 491-8652
timothy.angell@northwestern.edu

Tim is our primary liaison with the following Northwestern schools and units:

  • McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science 
    • EECS
    • ESAM
    • NICO
  • Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Pritzker School of Law
  • School of Communication
  • School of Education and Social Policy
  • University Athletics
Sheila Kessler

Sheila Kessler

Associate Director

(847) 491-7483
sheila.kessler@northwestern.edu

Sheila is our primary liaison with the following Northwestern schools and units:

  • McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
    • Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    • Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences 
    • Center for Hierarchal Materials and Design (CHiMaD)
    • Simpson Querrey Institute (SQI) for BioNanotechnology 
    • Material Science and Biomedical Engineering 
  • Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Chemistry of Life Processes Institute
  • Northwestern University Library
Kara Moore

Kara Moore

Associate Director/Researcher

(847) 491-3370
kara-moore@northwestern.edu

Kara is our primary liaison with the following Northwestern schools and units:

  • The Garage
  • McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
    • Segal Design Institute
    • Design for America

Kara also provides general research support, preparation of corporate dashboards and monitoring of activity with priority corporate partners.

Kate Rice

Kate Rice

Senior Associate Director

(847) 491-4185
kate-rice@northwestern.edu

Kate is our primary liaison with the following Northwestern schools and units:

  • Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern (ISEN)
  • Kellogg School of Management
  • Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
  • McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
    • Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Masters of Science in Analytics
    • Mechanical Engineering 
    • Northwestern University Transportation Center
Emma Walsh

Emma Walsh

Program Assistant

(847) 491-8802
emma.walsh@northwestern.edu

Emma is our primary liaison with the following Northwestern schools and units:

  • Student Groups

Emma manages the Corporate Engagement website and social media accounts, coordinates visits, and processes corporate funding. 

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