Don Willie was appointed executive director of the Dixie State University Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center in April 2018. In these capacities, he oversees Atwood Innovation Plaza at DSU, a business launchpad and makerspace.
Previously, Willie served as the managing director at the World Trade Center Utah, where he oversaw operations and business outreach for the organization, including initiatives focused on rural Utah. He is the of the Emerging Leaders Initiative of Utah and serves as a board member at the Utah Alliance for Economic Development. Don was named a 2017 Utah 20 in their 20’s awardee by Utah Business Magazine and is an advocate for empowering young leaders in the private and public sectors.
Willie holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Utah with an emphasis in international management.