Governor Abbott appoints Lubbock woman as one of four to Product Development and Small Business Incubator Board

By Harrison Roberts
KCBD

Feature image by Kimberly Gramm of Lubbock TX

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) – Governor Abbott has reappointed Jody Goehring and David R. Margrave, as well as appointing Hayden Padgett to the Product Development and Small Business Incubator Board for terms set to expire on February 1, 2025. Additionally, the Governor appointed Kimberly Gramm (of Lubbock) for a term set to expire on February 1, 2021.

The PDSBI fund is a revolving loan program administered by the Texas Economic Development Bank within the Governor’s Office of Economic Development Finance Division at the direction of the PDSBI Board. The purpose of the fund is to aid in the development, production and commercialization of new or improved products and to foster and stimulate small business in the state. 

Kimberly Gramm is the associate vice president of innovation and entrepreneurship at Texas Tech University. She has also served in various other capacities over the past 12 years regarding the university’s new venture of creation and commercialization activities to support economic growth. Gramm also serves on the Advisory Board Office of Outreach and Engagement at Texas Tech. Additionally, she is a member of the Innovate Texas Tech Mentor Program and VentureWell, a national organization supporting science and technology innovators.

Gramm received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from University of South Florida and a Master of Business Administration from University of Tampa.

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