Professional Staff

Jeffrey Rupp

Director of Outreach

(662) 325-8122

Brooke Lammert


(662) 325-3521

E-Center Student Team Members

Carson Chickvera
Sr. Client Specialist
Mechanical Engineering (’21)

Alejandro Barahona Caballero
Program Specialist
Business Administration (’23)

Chase Swearingen
Client Specialist
Mechanical Engineering (’22)

Taylor Rupp
Program Specialist
Business Administration (’23)

Garrison Walker
Client Specialist
Music (’24)

Cass Ivy
Operations Specialist
Business Information Systems (’23)

Nicole Boulay
Marketing Specialist
Marketing (’23)

Idea Shop Team

Steven Bailey
Idea Shop Manager

ph. (662) 268-6612

Jake Pritchard
Maker Specialist
Philosophy (’23)

Jay Spieler
Maker Specialist

Peer Review Entrepreneurship Panel (PREP)

Tyler Anthony
Co-Founder, Duet Technologies, LLC

Benjamin Bailey
Founder, Orator Studios, LLC

Stephen Caples
Co-Founder, BattleBells

Conor Ferguson
Founder and CEO, WISPR Systems

Ryan Gilbrech, Chair
Co-Founder & CEO, Meta Games, LLC

Rahul Gopal
Co-Founder, CampusKnot, Inc

Cameron Maddox
Co-Owner, Cowbell Carts, LLC

Logan Martin
Co-Founder, Live Music Networks, LLC

Sam Miller
Co-Founder, Live Music Networks, LLC

Charles Parker
CEO, Rod Sox, LLC

Calvin Waddy
Co-Founder & CEO, Rocketing, LLC

Entrepreneurship Center Advisory Board (ECAB)

Executive Members

Boyce Adams, Sr.
President & CEO, BankTEL Systems, Inc. (bio)

Anna Barker
Vice President, Vibe, LLC (Glo)

Tal Clark
VP Sales & Founding Team Member, Money Network (acq.)

Lee Harris
CFO, PH Steel, Inc

Greg Hinkebein
Owner, Mississippi Global Technologies (bio)

Paul Luckett
Managing Partner, No Sky Solutions

Robert “RJ” Reed
President, Reed Food Technology

Hagan Walker
Co-Founder & CTO, Vibe, LLC (Glo)

John Walters
Co-Founder and President, NIGP Code Services (Acq.), Periscope Holdings, Inc. (bio)

Ben Walton
President, Mississippi Angel Network

Gary Watts
Founder & CEO, Fuse Cloud

Emeritus Members

Timothy Duncan
Founder, Talos Energy, LLC (bio)

Martin F. Jue
President and Founder, MFJ Enterprises, Inc.

David Latham
Chief Financial Officer, AGROdeviate, LLC

Tom Livingston
President and COO, Rampart IC

Wade Patterson
Co-Founder/CEO (Acq.), Synapse Wireless, Inc. (bio)

Faculty Members

Jeremy Clay, J.D.
Director, Office of Technology Management

Charles Freeman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising

Randy Follett, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Erik Markin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Management

Melissa Moore, Ph.D.
Professor of Marketing

Robert Moore, Ph.D.
Professor of Marketing

Lori Neuenfeldt
Gallery Director and Instructor