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Chapman named as Executive Director of the University of the Virgin Islands Research Technology Park

The Research Technology Park Board is excited to announce Peter H. Chapman as the new Executive Director of the Research and Technology Park (RTPark) of the University of the Virgin Islands. The announcement follows an intensive international executive search by The PACE Group. 

“Mr. Chapman was a clear choice to take the RTPark to the next level in growth and development,” said Edward Thomas, Chairman of the RTPark Board. “His national and international experience, knowledge of economic and community development, and his ability to manage and lead were the reasons we selected him from several great candidates.”   

Chapman comes to the RTPark from the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC), where he served as Executive Vice President for Business Development. In this role, he led the execution of a sector-based strategy to encourage larger domestic and foreign companies to locate and expand operations in Detroit. An accomplished economic and community re-development strategist and practitioner, Chapman holds over 20 years of executive leadership experience in several other U.S. markets including Boston, Nashville, Denver, and Virginia. He has conceptualized and implemented a diverse array of award-winning and nationally-recognized projects and initiatives during this time. Among other successes, he re-energized and expanded DEGC’s business development function by establishing a high-performing team that facilitated approximately 4,600 new jobs through the attraction of companies such as Tata Technologies, Google, and Microsoft.    

More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI website – - and from this direct link.