Alyson Slack

NY State Division of Science, Technology & Innovation

Program Leader: Department of Defense

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Vice President – NYSTAR Business Development
Empire State Development – Division of Science, Technology & Innovation

Alyson works with the team at Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology & Innovation (NYSTAR) to advance technology development and commercialization in New York State. She promotes the network of ESD-supported innovation assets and implements initiatives to ensure that technology companies have access to expertise, specialized equipment, and other resources needed for growth. She frequently works with federal agencies and other funding partners on opportunities related to technology- and innovation-led economic development in New York State. Alyson was previously an economic development analyst at Camoin Associates, and prior to that was responsible for special projects at the Albany-based Center for Economic Growth. She began her career as a researcher at the Center for Strategic & International Studies in Washington, D.C. Alyson has master’s and bachelor’s degrees in international economic policy from American University. She lives in Washington County, NY.