Staff & Advisors

David Allen
  • Vice President, Tech Launch Arizona
Bruce Wright
  • Associate Vice President, Tech Parks Arizona
Doug Hockstad
  • Assistant Vice President
Samantha Bankston Bares
  • Executive Associate, Planning & Project Management
Joann MacMaster
  • Director, Business Development
Paul Tumarkin
  • Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications


Joann MacMaster leads business development activities within Tech Launch Arizona. She works closely with TLA licensing managers and UA inventors to connect them with TLA commercialization partners, identify strategic opportunities and direction, and engage appropriate business leadership for startup companies. 

Joann MacMaster