Mr. Kaese retired after 32 years of government service working in the U.S. Army and NASA R&D environments. He was Acting Chief, NASA Goddard Technology Commercialization Office before retiring. Mr. Kaese also served in the U.S. Air Force and worked at COMSAT Labs, U.S. Army Materiel Command, U.S. Army Europe, and the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development. He has been working in Technology Based Economic Development since 1998. He holds an MBA and MS in Technology Management from the UMUC, an ME in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M, and a B.S. in Electronic Engineering from the UMCP.