Brian Darmody

Chief Executive Officer

Association of University Research Parks

AURP represents university, federal and corporate research parks and innovation districts in the US, Canada and 13 other countries.

Brian will lead AURP into new initiatives including expanding membership, international partnerships, creating supportive public policies for tech based economic development and building additional member benefits.

Previously he was Associate Vice President (AVP) of Corporate Engagement at the University of Maryland (UMD), AVP for Research and Economic Development, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Technology Development, University System of Maryland, and Director of State and Federal Relations in the President’s Office and has served in the university’s legal counsel office.

He has also served as a staff member in the U.S, House of Representatives, the Maryland General Assembly and Office of Attorney-Advisor, U.S. Health Care Financing Agency.

He serves on boards of Fraunhofer USA, Maryland Economic Development Association, City-University Partnership and Maryland Tech Council.