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Brad Fravel

Brad Fravel

Executive Director, LINK

Brad serves as Executive Director with LINK: the Center for Advancing Partnerships. As a seasoned professional with two decades of experience in science and business, Brad is responsible for identifying and creating strategic, long-term collaborations with the private sector to advance innovation, improve communities, and strengthen tomorrow’s workforce.

Brad brings to Virginia Tech a wide range of experiences within corporate and university settings.  He is a lover of technology and the potential it brings to solve some of the world’s trickiest problems, and he prides himself on knowing just about everything “technology” going on at Virginia Tech.

Brad earned a Ph.D. in physical organic chemistry from Indiana University. He also holds a bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University and an M.B.A. from the Butler University Lacy School of Business.