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UNM Rainforest Innovations Announces New Director of Corporate Engagement and Collaboration Initiatives

UNM Rainforest Innovations, the technoshinnick, mathislogy-transfer and economic development organization for the University of New Mexico, has hired a new Director of Corporate Engagement, Mathis Shinnick. Mathis is a globally experienced and versatile executive with a proven track record of building, managing, and sustaining profitable ventures. As the Director of Corporate Engagement, he plans, develops, and manages external outreach initiatives and partnerships on behalf of UNM Rainforest Innovations and the University of New Mexico.

This collaborative initiative includes members from across campus, including UNM’s schools, offices, centers and branches, in order to align strategic goals within the university and create an integrated network of members. In simple terms, corporate engagement is the way in which an entity engages with internal and external stakeholders to create value. Identifying mutually beneficial goals between corporations and the University of New Mexico is important when acquiring new corporate research, strategic partnerships, educational partnerships, workforce development, philanthropic opportunities, and technology transfer for UNM, UNM Rainforest Innovations, and the UNM Foundation.

The vision of this new corporate engagement initiative is to situate the University of New Mexico at the top of global corporate call lists for engaging talent, advancing research, establishing collaboration, and developing workforce. The University of New Mexico community, UNM Rainforest Innovations, and the UNM Foundation have a plethora of connections and relationships spreading across our local community and across the globe. Coming together to communicate goals and needs with external partners will not only strengthen the ties within our community, but also expand opportunities for all.

If you would like to learn more about these initiatives or form a partnership, reach out to Mathis Shinnick at mshinnick@innovations.unm.edu.