Fuentek’s Nannette Stangle-Castor Named as Chair of Triangle Women Against Multiple Sclerosis Board

Senior Technology Transfer Consultant at Fuentek to Serve as Chair of Steering Committee.

Apex, NC, September 14, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Laura A. Schoppe, president of Fuentek, LLC (http://www.fuentek.com/), a local technology consulting firm that provides intellectual property and technology management services, has announced that Dr. Nannette Stangle-Castor, a senior technology transfer consultant at Fuentek, has been appointed chair of the steering committee for the Triangle Women Against Multiple Sclerosis (WAMS) Luncheon, an event from the Eastern North Carolina Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. In her new role, Stangle-Castor—who has a doctorate in molecular pharmacology and cancer therapeutics—will be responsible for providing leadership to the organization and for planning the annual WAMS Luncheon. The 2011 event will be held on November 15th and will feature ABC news correspondent and author Claire Shipman. For more information about the event, go to http://www.triangleWAMS.org.

In addition to working with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Stangle-Castor is also an active advisory board member for Alfred University’s Beth Robinson Judson Leadership Center. Stangle-Castor was recently honored with the Triangle Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Leadership Award.

“Nannette’s involvement with Women Against Multiple Sclerosis is reflective of the commitment we have to public service at Fuentek,” said Schoppe. “We fully support her in her efforts to make a difference in the lives of people living with multiple sclerosis.”

“The proceeds from the WAMS Luncheon will provide college scholarships to students that have been impacted by MS,” said Stangle-Castor. “As women leaders in the community, we have a responsibility to help encourage and motivate the next generation of leaders to realize their potential. The WAMS Luncheon will help achieve that goal, and I am proud to spearhead this effort.”

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- Stangle-Castor received her Bachelor of Arts in biology from Alfred University in Alfred, N.Y., and her Ph.D. in molecular pharmacology and cancer therapeutics from the Roswell Park division of the State University of New York at Buffalo.

About Fuentek, LLC:
Fuentek, LLC is a consulting firm that provides intellectual property and technology transfer services. With a specialization in technology commercialization and the Symbiotic Innovation approach to open innovation, Fuentek works with a wide variety of clients to identify promising technologies and assist them in converting their ideas and inventions into marketable products. Drawing upon its unique combination of technical, business and commercialization expertise, the firm is one of the largest NASA contractors in North Carolina and has helped organizations around the world find the technology they need through licensing as well as collaborative research and development (R&D) partnerships. Led by President Laura A. Schoppe, a 2008 recipient of the prestigious Triangle Business Journal Women In Business award, Fuentek also offers training workshops and webinars, guidebooks, white papers, and websites to help clients and other tech transfer professionals improve effectiveness in managing their intellectual property. Recognized as a top women- and minority-owned small business in North Carolina for the past six consecutive years, Fuentek has been featured on National Public Radio and in the book The New Small: How a New Breed of Small Businesses is Harnessing the Power of Emerging Technologies. The firm has received numerous awards for its work, including an entrepreneurial Pinnacle Business Award from the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. Schoppe serves on the Association of University Technology Managers® (AUTM) board of directors as vice president of strategic alliances. For more information, please call (919) 249-0327 or visit Fuentek’s website at http://www.fuentek.com.

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