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Darlene Ryan '76 Elected Secretary of the National Business Incubation Association's Board

October 11, 2011

6039October 11, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — Darlene M. Ryan, executive director of TECH Fort Worth and 1976 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected secretary of the board of directors of the National Business Incubation Association. The NBIA is an international organization that advances business incubation and entrepreneurship.

Ryan, the 2003 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Life Sciences for North Texas, was founder of PharmaFab, a pharmaceutical manufacturing and technology company, and served as its CEO from 1994 to 2006. Previously, she was one of the first female partners with Arthur Andersen. Ryan was also named a 2004 Leading Woman Entrepreneur of the World, and a 2003 Healthcare Hero by the Fort Worth Business Press. She is a member of DePauw's Board of Trustees. 

TECH Fort Worth is a nonprofit business incubator that helps companies commercialize their technologies, with particular emphasis on technologies that have a potentially major impact in the areas of the environment, health and community. 3273

After graduating from DePauw, where she double majored in mathematics and German, Darlene Montgomery Ryan earned an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. She is a frequent guest lecturer at the University of North Texas, Texas Christian University and the University of Texas at Arlington, and is an adjunct professor at the University of Dallas.

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