Chief Executive Officer
Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)
Dr. Steve Susalka is the Chief Executive Officer for the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) and is responsible for ensuring that AUTM serves the needs and interests of the Membership through strategic plan implementation, outreach, advocacy, governance, and operational accountability. He has more than a decade of experience in technology transfer. Steve is a registered U.S. Patent Agent and a past Board Member of multiple Wake Forest-affiliated startups. As a Licensing Associate at the University of Virginia Patent Foundation (UVAPF), he co-authored the UVAPF Operating Manual that details the technology transfer process from invention disclosure to royalty collection and monitoring. Steve earned his doctorate in Neuroscience from the University of Virginia. He majored in Biology and Psychology at the College of William & Mary where he earned a Bachelor of Science.