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CPBIS Board of Executives Adds Two Distinguished Members

The CPBIS Board of Executives (BoE) has recently added two distinguished members, Michael J. Chriszt and Mark G. Allen.

Mr. Chriszt is an assistant vice president with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s research department. Previously, he served from 2004 to 2008 as director of international and regional analysis with responsibility for analysis of economic conditions in the Sixth Federal Reserve District as well as international economic developments. He received a master’s degree in political science from Miami University in Ohio with emphases on international economics and comparative politics. Mr. Chriszt sits on the Board of the European Union Center of the University System of Georgia and the Atlanta Council for International Relations. He is a member of the National Association of Business Economists and the Southern Regional Science Association.

Dr. Allen is Senior Vice Provost for Research and Innovation, Joseph M. Pettit Professor and Regents Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He earned three bachelor degrees at the University of Pennsylvania: the B.A. in Chemistry, the B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering, and the B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering. He then attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received the S.M. degree in Chemical Engineering and the Ph.D. degree in the field of microelectronics. A key participant in the Microelectronics Research Center and the Microsystems Packaging Research Center, Dr. Allen also serves as a co-director for the Center for MEMS and Microsystems Technologies. As the senior vice provost for research and innovation at Georgia Tech., he is responsible for setting the Institute’s research and economic development agenda and strategic direction, including the commercialization of intellectual property developed in its research labs.


About CPBIS: The Center for Paper Business and Industry Studies (CPBIS) is an internationally recognized academic research center providing business knowledge of relevance to the global forest products industry. The CPBIS is cosponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), and the Paper Industry.



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