Paige Ladd, a marketing industry veteran, is joining the Defense and Security Technology Accelerator as its marketing and communications coordinator.

DSTA is a new business incubator and research center focused on technology development and transfer of defense and security related advances to the private sector.

Ladd has worked with other firms in marketing, communications, and event planning for trade shows and seminars.

DSTA has worked with 12 companies that have created more than 70 jobs and produced more than $9 million in revenue for the state’s economy.