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August 2

Premium Lock New Research Triangle CEO ready to drink from 'fire hose,' take on RTP challenge

Scott Levitan, the new CEO of the Research Triangle Foundation which oversees the RTP, is walking into an extreme challenge: Implementing the strategic plan calling for the utter transformation of the Park. And he's eager to get started. In an exclusive conversation, Levitan talks about the plan, why he took the job, and much more.

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Updated August 1

Premium Lock Research Triangle Foundation names veteran developer as new CEO

Scott Levitan, who has more than 30 years of experience in real estate and research park development, is the new CEO of the Research Triangle Foundation, which oversees development of Research Triangle Park.

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Updated March 16

Premium Lock Research Triangle Foundation spells out CEO requirements, hires search firm

A search is underway for a CEO to lead the Research Triangle Foundation with executive search firm Elinvar having been hired to help find a new executive. In spelling out the requirements for the job, the foundation board stresses the importance of hiring an exec to implement the "Master Plan" adopted in 2012.

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Updated December 6, 2016

Premium Lock Exclusive: Bob Geolas talks new job, challenges, leaving RTP

Bob Geolas has a new job, signing on as a partner with the economic development consulting firm HR&A. And he says he's excited about the challenge - a "different kind of work. Plus, Geolas talks about leaving the research Triangle Park Foundation as its CEO in September in this exclusive interview with WRAL Tech Wire.

Bob Geolas, left, and Congressman David Price discuss "Park Center" Bob Geolas, left, and Congressman David Price discuss "Park Center"

Updated December 6, 2016

Premium Lock Former RTP Foundation CEO Bob Geolas joins consulting firm

Bob Geolas, the former CEO of the Research Triangle Foundation, has joined HR&A Advisors, a real estate and economic consulting firm.

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Updated October 12, 2016

Premium Lock Interim Research Triangle CEO's goal: Make sure Park 'does not miss a beat'

Liz Rooks, the interim CEO at the Research Triangle Foundation which oversees RTP, says she is determined that the RTF will continue to push ahead with its strategic development plan while the search begins for a replacement of recently departed CEO Bob Geolas.

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Updated October 5, 2016

Premium Lock Retired exec returns to assume Research Triangle CEO role

Elizabeth Rooks   A familiar face is assuming the CEO's job as head of the Research Triangle Foundation, replacing the departing Bob Geolas. Elizabeth Rooks, who retired in late 2015, takes over the CEO job on an interim basis. The rest of the RTF management team "remains in place."

September 16, 2016

Premium Lock RTP CEO 'cheering' for Park but won't say why he's leaving

Bob Geolas won't talk about the circumstances surrounding his departure as CEO of the Research Triangle Foundation, which oversees the RTP itself. But he does say he is "cheering them on" when discussing the Park's future.

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Updated September 16, 2016

Premium Lock Triangle Foundation to discuss next steps in wake of CEO's departure

A virtual wall of silence surrounds what happened at the Research Triangle Foundation that triggered the pending departure of CEO Bob Geolas. The Foundation's board chair does acknowledge it is taking some steps to consider what to do.

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Updated September 14, 2016

Premium Lock Research Triangle Foundation CEO Bob Geolas is stepping down

Bob Geolas, hired in 2011 to lead development of a new strategic plan for Research Triangle Park, is leaving as president and CEO of the Research Triangle Foundation, which oversees the Park.

Bob Geolas, left, and Congressman David Price discuss "Park Center" Bob Geolas, left, and Congressman David Price discuss "Park Center"

Updated August 19, 2016

Premium Lock RTP Foundation expanding Frontier business space

The Research Triangle Park Foundation is expanding the availability of office space - from startups to established businesses - at The Frontier building (and soon to be more) in RTP. Plus: Get a breakdown on space availability.

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Updated May 20, 2016

Premium Lock Moogfest: RTP should be a mashup of The Magic Kingdom and Tomorrowland

Research Triangle Park needs to become "a mashup of Tomorowland and the Magic Kingdom," Bob Geolas, president and CEO the Research Triangle Park Foundation told the audience at the Moogfest Future Cities panel discussion Thursday afternoon.

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March 31, 2016

Premium Lock Moogfest, RTP team to celebrate science and engineering

Moogest 2016 Moogfest and Research Triangle Park (RTP) have entered a five year partnership to celebrate the creative force behind scientific and technological innovations.

Updated December 30, 2015

Premium Lock The Park in 2015: Videos offer recaps of 'a year of progress'

The team at the research Triangle Park Foundation has a great deal to celebrate as 2015 comes to a close - from the full-fledged launch of The Frontier Center to the raising of new capital for The Park Center. So to mark the occasions, they put together a series of videos, the latest which launched last week.

Light rail in RTP future? Light rail in RTP future?

Updated December 24, 2015

Premium Lock RTP Foundation-Fidelity land deal; no Uber at LAX yet; Hello Kitty data breach; $335M for electric car startup; drug firm ISIS changes name

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: The Research Triangle Foundation has bought 69 acres of land from Fidelity Investments; Lyft strikes a deal with LAX - but Uber hasn't yet; Hello Kitty data breach reportedly fixed; Nevada awards $335 million in incentives to electric car maker; and ISIS Pharmaceuticals changes its name.

Updated December 8, 2015

Premium Lock Bunker Labs comes to RTP, looking to help vets launch new ventures

Bunker Labs, which is based in Chicago, is expanding to the Triangle with its newest outpost officially opening today at The Frontier in Durham. WTW has an exclusive Q&A with the CEO of Bunker about why RTP is on his list.

December 8, 2015

Premium Lock RTP adds another piece to master plan with Bunker Labs addition

Bob Geolas      The Research Triangle Park is well into its new economic plan under the direction of CEO Bob Geolas, and another piece of that strategy falls into place today with the opening of Bunker Labs at The Frontier, which is the startup hub RTP has launched. Geolas talks with WRAL TechWire about how The Bunker fits into the strategy.

November 23, 2015

Premium Lock 300 students participate in RTP's US2020 gaming and IT expo

RTP Foundation's US2020 IT and Gaming Fair 300 Wake and Durham County students traveled to RTP's Frontier to attend the first Gaming & IT Expo for US2020 RTP. The event was sponsored by Fidelity Investments, Red Hat, and IBM.

October 14, 2015

Premium Lock Ailstock named Eisenhower Fellow, will visit global research parks

Mason Ailstock, COO, RTP Foundation, named Eisenhower Fellow Mason Ailstock, COO of the Research Foundation of North Carolina, has been named a 2016 Eisenhower Fellow, one of ten selected nationally. The global research he plans to do as part of the fellowship may directly impact the future of Research Triangle Park's new development.

Updated October 1, 2015

Premium Lock $50 million puts RTP on path to innovation

Vision for future RTP The Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina, owners of Research Triangle Park, announced Thursday that it has raised $50 million to invest in the 100-acre Park Center Development, the park's first major expansion. Work will begin in January.

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