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Duane Embree

Director of the Indiana Office Defense Development and National Director for Military and Defense Initiatives for Ivy Tech Community College

Biography

Duane serves as the Director of the Indiana Office Defense Development. This state agency focuses on promoting and growing the Indiana defense sector's military installations, defense industry, and academic assets through local, state and regional economic development organizations and by commercialization of defense and federal intellectual property to create new products, companies and jobs.

Duane also serves as the National Director for Military and Defense Initiatives for Ivy Tech Community College where he focuses on workforce development and economic development initiatives across the defense sector.

Duane is a retired member of the Senior Executive Service where he served in a number of Department of Navy senior civilian leadership roles. Most recently as the Technical Director of the Crane Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center.

Duane holds a B.S in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and a Master of Public Affairs from Indiana University.