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The Staff
Kenneth Dozier, Executive Director


As Executive Director of the Western Research Application Center, Ken Dozier is responsible for of all academic, federal, commercial programs. WESRAC's ETTC gained national recognition when it received the Technology Transfer Society's Justin Morrill Innovation Award

Dozier is responsible for business development and executive management for all WESRAC programs in accordance with objectives and practices of the Viterbi School of Engineering and USC.

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Brian Leon, Special Project Mgr. -Admin/Academic.


Brian Leon is a special project manager for the WTAAC program He is responsible for new business development, project administration, and information systems utilization. Mr. Leon interacts with University officials with respect to contractual administration matters for the WTAAC. He supervises a staff of Information Systems Specialists, whose areas of responsibility cover hardware/software integration, system design, and data security.

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Conchetta FabaresConchetta Fabares ,Program Manager


Conchetta Fabares oversees the internal operation of the Western Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (WTAAC) Ms. Fabares is responsible for updating, documenting and monitoring all federal program compliance regulations. Ms. Fabares  is also responsible for quality control of outreach, certification and adjustment plan, database and Web service efforts.

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Antoinette Williams, Administrative Assistant

Antoinette Williams is the Administrative Assistant for the WTAAC program and has various responsibilities including handling accounting issues. She has over 20 years in customer service skills with major strengths in verbal and written communication.



Daniel W. Jimenez, Project Manager


Mr. Jimenez is a strategic planning and financial management specialist with over 20 years experience in developing and implementing recovery strategies for a wide range of companies. Related project experience includes manufacturing cost reduction, market diversification, financial restructuring and new product development. Mr. Jimenez has been the CEO of his own consulting firm, a Senior Consultant for regional turnaround consulting firms, and a Group Director of a national consulting firm. Mr. Jimenez has a Masters degree in Finance from the University of California, Los Angeles with graduate studies in management at the Harvard Business School.


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