Sloan Miller

Programming + Partnerships

New Orleans BioInnovation Center (NOBIC)


Sloan Miller is an industry agnostic fractional COO, startup advisor, and community builder. He has guided over half a dozen organizations of less than 10 through strategic growth to powerhouse teams of 30+ in thoughtful and intentional ways by applying systems, processes, and protocols.

As a creative and technology industry veteran, Sloan has expertise in operations, event planning, digital marketing, product development and launches, business development, and project management. For two decades he has been relied upon as an advisor, advocate, and problem solver focused on increasing productivity and revenue by finding creative solutions in flexible and adaptable ways.


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Nicole Griensewic

Executive Director

Region Nine Development Commission in Minnesota


Griensewic has served as Executive Director of Region Nine Development Commission since 2012. As executive director, Griensewic has made it a priority to foster collaboration and engagement by sharing Region Nine’s story both regionally and globally. Griensewic is an active board and committee member for multiple organizations throughout Minnesota. Griensewic is the immediate past President of the Greater Minnesota Partnership, and is the first female to chair the Executive Committee for the University of Minnesota’s Center for Transportation Studies, where she served as chair of the Governance Committee. Griensewic also served as secretary of Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota’s Governing Board of Directors and chaired the Governance Committee and currently serves as an advisory board member for South Central College’s Center for Agriculture. She serves on the executive committee for the MACS Board, Minnesotans for the American Community Survey Board of Directors and represents the Midwest on the National Assoc. of Development Orgs.’s (NADO) Board of Directors.

Griensewic is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and has completed course work through Harvard’s Kennedy School’s Executive Education. She received the 2017 Outstanding Recent Alumnus Award from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Her professional background includes extensive private sector and non-profit leadership experience.