New Brunswick, Executive Director, Wallace McCain Institute
Nancy Mathis sees herself as a serial “founder”. Her role at the Wallace McCain Institute combines her experiences as the co-founder and innovative force behind Mathis Instruments with her teaching background at UNB. The role also enables her personal mission to “build and nurture the most highly connected community of entrepreneurial leaders in North America”. Her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering supports her calling to design practical systems, programs and frameworks necessary to undertake such a mission.
She has been recognized on a national scale with awards in innovation, entrepreneurship and engineering – as well as for supporting others in those fields. She has been deeply engaged in the economic development in the region through her support of the NB Business Council, NB2026, FutureNB, 21Inc, Junior Achievement, NBITC, PropelICT and the Pond-Deshpande Center.