Tana joined MSU Technologies in April 2008. She plays a dual role at MSUT as the Office Manager and Executive Staff Assistant. As Office Manager, Tana is responsible for the physical operation of the department, implementing office policies, and assisting with human resource and support staff management. As the Executive Staff Assistant, Tana is responsible for providing confidential administrative support to the MSUT Executive Management Team (Executive Director, Associate Director, and Assistant Director). Tana also manages calendars, receives incoming inquiries for the Executive Management Team, and is responsible for maintaining and tracking intellectual property metrics on behalf of the department. Tana has also been providing support to the Assistant Director of Commercialization with coordination and day-to-day operation of the department’s intern program.
Prior to MSU, Tana spent approximately 25 years working in various law offices in Michigan as a legal support professional. Tana has an associate’s degree in business from Lansing Community College.