National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Manager
Cathy Cohn serves as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Manager. Cathy also serves as the Marketing and Outreach Coordinator for the NIST Technology Partnerships Office where she is responsible for developing strategies and action plans for marketing and improving the visibility of promising NIST technologies as well as assessing the commercial potential of inventions.
Prior to joining NIST in 2008, Cathy acquired 18 years of sales and marketing experience, working for both small and large companies, developing revenue growth and profit by understanding product positioning, pricing, competition and new product development in the biotechnology industry. She worked as an Account Manager for Panomics and GE Healthcare Life Sciences where she was responsible for marketing and sales activities across multiple product lines. She also served as Mid-Atlantic business manager for Sigma-Aldrich where she directed a team of 13 Account Managers covering 8 states to achieve market share growth and sales objectives averaging $90 million dollars of annual revenue.
Cathy received her MBA from the University of Maryland and her M.S. in Biochemistry from Purdue University.