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Elizabeth Thompson

BA 2007, Communications II MA 2017, Communications II P.h.D expected 2019, Technology

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Greater Innovations, LLC, West Lafayette, IN

Elizabeth Thompson is Founder & CEO of Greater Innovations, a marketing strategies and services agency with a secondary division focused on technology and commercialization. Prior to founding Greater Innovations, Elizabeth spent nearly 9 years with the Purdue University Development Office, serving in communications and marketing roles in Annual Giving, Stewardship, and as a Director of Development with the College of Science. She also gained experience in the start-up world as Director of Marketing and Business Development for Mimir, a SaaS company based in Indianapolis, IN.

Elizabeth has served the Greater Lafayette community in various volunteer and board roles over the years for organizations including the Tippecanoe Arts Federation, Tippy Connect Young Professionals, and WomenIN at the Purdue Foundry.

She is currently pursuing a PhD in Technology with research interests at the intersection of open innovation, data science, computational social science and sustainable development; and serves as a Research Fellow with the Research Center for Open Digital Innovation (RCODI) at Purdue.