Report: Byron Clayton Stepping Down As CEO Of Research Park Corporation

BATON ROUGE – Dr. Byron Clayton, CEO of the Research Park Corporation in Baton Rouge, has resigned to accept a position as CEO of the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute in Pittsburgh, according to the Baton Rouge Business Report.

The Research Park Corporation is an economic development conglomerate helping Louisiana companies create jobs. 

Clayton, who came to the technology park three years ago from NorTech in Cleveland, notified the RPC board of his decision shortly before Christmas, according to the Business Report's Stephanie Riegel.

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Clayton says he was not looking to leave Baton Rouge but the opportunity in Pittsburgh was too good to pass up.

“I’ve really enjoyed being here,” Clayton says. “It’s been fantastic.”

In a statement, RPC Board Chairman Edmund Giering says the board will discuss an executive search process at its next board meeting. In the meantime, Genevieve Silverman will serve as interim executive director of the RPC.  Silverman has been in leadership at the RPC since 2008, serving most recently as executive director of NexusLA.

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“Byron has been a tremendous leader,” Giering says. “We thank him for his efforts and wish him great success in his future endeavors.”

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