Mary Frances Postupack is the Vice President for Economic Development and Entrepreneurship (EDE) at East Stroudsburg University. She leads the EDE division which includes the award-winning Business Accelerator Program – featuring the J-1 Visa International Innovation Program, the Entrepreneurial Leadership Center, Office of Career and Workforce Development/Career Development Center, Conference Services, and the Schisler Museum and McMunn Planetarium. While at ESU, she secured in excess of $8M in federal and state grants to support economic development and entrepreneurial initiatives. Mary Frances has over 25 years of experience in the areas of education, economic and business development. She serves on the Executive Board of the Northeast Pennsylvania Alliance (NEPA), Board of Directors of the University Economic Development Association (UEDA), a national organization representing higher education/public/private economic development stakeholders, and on the Monroe 2030 Action Team which has developed eight Strategic Doing Teams to address: Business Development, Workforce, Public Health, Sustainability, Housing, Collaboration, Marketing, and Youth Entrepreneurship. She received her undergraduate degree from Penn State University, master’s degree from East Stroudsburg University, and she completed the Corporate Entrepreneurship Certificate Program at Lehigh University.