Our Team

Jason Williams
Executive Director

Marketer. Innovator. Connector. A graduate of Butler University, Jason spent more than 16 years in corporate marketing before formally joining Centric as Executive Director. He has handled the organization’s marketing efforts since the beginning and plays a lead role in all of the group’s programs and communications. Jason is extremely active in Indiana’s innovation and entrepreneurship communities and is a regular contributor to the Indianapolis Business Journal and Innovation Excellence.

Board of Directors

Samantha Julka
Board President

President & Founder
DORIS Research

Katie Abernathy
Board Vice President

Vice President
Strategy & Operations

Dr. Thomas Foust

SDG International

Jerry McColgin

President & Founder

Doug McColgin

R&D Innovation Manager
Delta Faucet

Edward McGruder

Chief Medical Officer
Alternative Innovation
Elanco Animal Health

Melissa Beckwith

Vice President
Strategy & Innovation
Butler University

Ken Miller

Chief Operating Officer
Elevate Ventures

Kenneth Savin

Sr. Technical Associate

Douglas Yerkeson

Faegre Baker Daniels

Sara McGuyer

Yes and Yonder

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