Executive Director, Licensing Executives Society (U.S.A. and Canada), Inc. (LinkedIn)

Louise Levien has a PhD in Geochemistry and worked for 35+ years for ExxonMobil Upstream Research before retiring. She spent the first third of her career as a research scientist, the middle third as a supervisor and in various planning roles and the final third in the IP & licensing group.  In that role, she often acted as the liaison between scientists and attorneys, as well as between ExxonMobil and companies or Technology Transfer Offices.  During that time, she negotiated hundreds of agreements with IP terms, earned the CLP designation, and became the inventor of two patents.  Since retirement, she has done some consulting work, but mostly volunteered.

She is on the Board of Directors and an active instructor for LES, a venture mentor for MD Anderson and the Univ. of TX, a mentor for the Woman’s Launchpad at Brown University and a marketing volunteer for College Money Matters.