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Max Henry, Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Max Henry has more than 25 years of experience leading Silicon Valley internet, consumer, and business-to-business technology companies. He is currently the founder and president of Humming Bird Leadership and his former experience includes serving as president and CEO of multiple companies including Topica, PrivateExpress, Fabrik Communications, and JSB Corporation. Henry has served on numerous boards of directors and advisory boards and is currently board chairman at InfoStreet, an Inc 500 SaaS company.



Brooke MayerBrooke Mayer, Program Manager 

Brooke Mayer, Program Manager for the New York State Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture at Cornell AgriTech (COE), coordinates and executes the COE’s mission to build a vibrant, sustainable future for food and farming in New York State. Brooke builds meaningful partnerships to advance inter-regional collaboration and connect companies to the resources and partners they need to thrive. Before joining Cornell University, Brooke worked for the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, the Pratt Center for Community Development, and the University of Rochester Medical Center. These previous experiences in community development and strategic planning have been invaluable as she gathers buy-in from a variety of COE stakeholders. Brooke holds an MS in City and Regional Planning from the Pratt Institute and a BS in Design and Environmental Analysis from Cornell University. 



Molly Israel, Marketing Strategist

Molly Israel is the Marketing Strategist at CREA. She plans and implements marketing communications plans to promote CREA, its programs, and its various members.

Prior to joining Cornell University, Molly worked at Ithaca College for seven years, most recently as the Executive Director of Marketing. Before joining the ranks within higher education, she got a taste for start-ups as the Director of Marketing and Sales Operations for a fast-growing digital marketing agency in Washington, D.C.

Molly holds a degree in communications from Ithaca College and is constantly seeking better ways to balance mom-life with her two small children. She also serves on the board of the Learning Web, a local nonprofit supporting youth from various backgrounds.



Max Sims, Graduate Student Assistant