Professional Staff

Eric Alan Hill

Director of Entrepreneurship

(662) 325-2560
ehill@ecenter.msstate.edu

  Meet with Eric

Jeffrey Rupp

Director of Outreach

(662) 325-8122
jeffrey.rupp@msstate.edu

Ryan Gilbrech

Sr. Program Manager, Vicksburg

(757) 784-5947
rgilbrech@ecenter.msstate.edu

  Meet with Ryan

E-Center Student Team Members

Garrison Walker
Sr. Student Client Specialist
Music (’24)
  Meet with Garrison

Lanie Moore
Student Client Specialist
Mechanical Engineering (’22)
  Meet with Lanie

Hannah Smith
Student Client Specialist
Fashion Design & Merch (’23)
  Meet with Hannah

Nicole Boulay
Marketing Specialist
Marketing (’23)

Dillon Scott
Mentor Network Specialist
Marketing (’23)

Taylor Rupp
Student Engagement Specialist
Business Administration (’24)

Cole Strankman
Student Engagement Specialist
Business Administration (’22)

Trisha Harjano
Graphic Design Specialist
Graphic Design (’23)

Idea Shop Team

Steven Bailey
Idea Shop Manager

ph. (662) 268-6612
spb280@msstate.edu

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