As the director of AeroInnovate, Slocum is responsible for leading the AeroInnovate business accelerator program, which includes recruiting accelerator participants, developing investor partnerships, and directing strategic and financial plans.
AeroInnovate is an aviation accelerator program that operates under the UW Oshkosh Business Success Center, which helps aviation and aerospace entrepreneurs from across the globe start and grow aero-related businesses and bring related new technologies to the marketplace. The program’s goal is to facilitate the alignment of passionate, successful investors and industry leaders with the best aviation-related opportunities in the world.
Slocum is a marketing and communications professional with more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit, healthcare and telecommunications industries. Prior to joining AeroInnovate, Slocum held leadership roles at Breakthrough Fuel, Nsight Telservices and Time Warner Cable.
“Steve’s solid background in marketing, sponsorships and building relationships will be a strategic benefit for the AeroInnovate program,” said Meridith Jaeger, AeroInnovate founder and interim director of the Business Success Center at UW Oshkosh.
Slocum earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations from UW-Whitewater and a master’s degree in business administration from Concordia University-Wisconsin.