Robert Foy Selected to Lead Georgia Tech Research Corporations 

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Following a national search, the Georgia Institute of Technology has selected Robert Foy as its executive director of business operations and general manager of the Georgia Tech Research Corporation (GTRC) and the Georgia Tech Applied Research Corporation (GTARC). Foy, who has served as interim general manager for the two research corporations since 2022, begins his new permanent role immediately.  

Since 2015, Foy served as senior director of Georgia Tech’s Finance Support Team and collaborated with campus partners on financial and budget matters related to academic and sponsored programs, administration, internal controls, and compliance. Previously he served as director of academic and research finance and was a member of Georgia Tech’s executive budget team. 

Prior to Georgia Tech, Foy served as associate dean of financial affairs for the Adams School of Dentistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

The Georgia Tech Research Corporations are 501(c)3 organizations that support research activities at the Institute. These state-chartered organizations serve as contracting entities and assure proper fiscal stewardship for sponsored funds supporting research at the Institute.  

As executive director of business operations and general manager for the two research corporations, Foy will work with the Boards of Trustees of each corporation, as well as campus and external stakeholders to steward the financial management of Georgia Tech’s research enterprise. 

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