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Brandy Salmon

Brandy Salmon

Associate Vice President for Innovation and Partnerships

With over 25 years of experience at the intersection of research and business, Brandy serves as Associate Vice President of Innovation & Partnerships for Virginia Tech. In this role, Brandy leads  LINK + LICENSE + LAUNCH, a unit founded to build industry partnerships, commercialize technologies, and start new ventures. While at Virginia Tech, Salmon played a seminal role in working with leaders in the Commonwealth to attract Amazon’s HQ2 and launch Virginia Tech’s Innovation Campus, leading a cross-functional delivery team to set the vision for the campus and accomplish key milestones.

Brandy believes in the power of teams. “Everything we do at Virginia Tech is thanks to the dedication of talented people who live and breathe our mission of service and our partners who are an integral part of that. Together, we can change the world.”  

Brandy has a B.A. from the University of Virginia, a Ph.D. from Cornell University, and an M.B.A. from Duke University, Fuqua School of Business.