TTRP Staff

Our Staff

Kimberly Gramm | COO

Associate Vice President of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Texas Tech University Director of Texas Tech Accelerator
Kimberly Gramm is the Associate Vice President Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. She is a leader with a proven track record in the development of technology hubs and community engagement to support economic growth and resilience in both urban and rural communities. In her current role she is responsible for economic engagement and high-growth startup creation, increasing commercialization activities, and developing a university entrepreneurship environment to impact rural innovation clusters. Her primary focus is building an innovation and entrepreneurial pipeline and regional capacity to support economic development, growth, and sustainability. She deploys extensive experience in developing robust programs to ensure the prosperity of Texas through promoting best practices in commercializing research and intellectual property, industry engagement to develop and expand talent and workforce, and securing resources to develop infrastructure needed to cultivate regional rural and urban areas.

Michelle Hernandez | Executive Administrative Assistant

Michelle Hernandez serves as the Executive Administrative Assistant to Kimberly Gramm, Associate Vice President of Innovation & Entrepreneurship.  Prior to joining this team, Michelle was employed with Texas tech University Health Sciences Center for 17 years.  Her duties with the Innovation Hub include administrative support, budgeting, special projects, as well as supervision and assistance with administration of the Texas Tech Research Park Board.

Michelle is a Lubbock native where she attended Lubbock High school and Texas Tech University. She is a faithful supporter of Texas Tech and its athletic programs. Michelle’s daughter, Mercedez Blanchette, is a graduate of the Texas Tech Honor’s College (2018) and her son-in-law Guillaume Blanchette received his undergrad and master’s degree in Education at Lubbock Christian University. Her son, Isaac Hernandez, will be a Texas Tech alum in 2023 from the Rawls College of Business. Her family loves Lubbock and their favorite past-time is cheering on the Red Raiders!

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