Jill Lentz is an academia contributor as the Business Administrator of the Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation at the Carnegie Mellon University (CTTEC). Jill joined the office in 2013 and is responsible for supporting the day to day operations of CTTEC, primarily in the area of financial management, she monitors and reviews licenses to ensure licensee compliance under royalty, patent and reporting terms, assists the Business Manager in development of budgets in preparations for financial meetings and related business analysis, develops and provides management reports, works with outside companies (licensees and law firms) and university departments.
Prior to joining CTTEC, Jill was an Administrative Assistant I in academia with the Language Technologies Institute (LTI) in the School of Computer Science (SCS) at Carnegie Mellon University from 1999-2005 and 2013. While there she was responsible for assisting the Associate Director in managing all aspects of the LTI business operations, contributing to analysis and interpretation of financial data and preparation of financial reports. She supported several faculty members, along with coordinating their Colloquium and Intelligence Seminar Series and the Language Modeling and Information Retrieval workshop, the LTI students, LTI visiting researchers and visitors, acting Human Resources Liaison, and undergrad hiring.
A nominee for an Andy Award in the category of “Dedication” in 2003.
Jill has a B.S. in Business Management from West Virginia Wesleyan University. She also has taken courses in the Master’s in Public Management (MPM program) at the Heinz School of Carnegie Mellon University: Financial Analysis for Managers and Organizational Management and completed the Research Administration Training Series at Carnegie Mellon University. Her greatest gifts are her children and enjoying life’s journey with her family and friends.