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Damian Salas, BS, MBA

Damian Salas is Associate Dean of Academic Partnerships at the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship at Drexel University. As head of partnerships, Damian leads a portfolio of diversified revenue programs including corporate and academic development.

Damian is the first faculty appointed to the Close School. His focus areas include startup and enterprise growth. Damian has led multiple State Department-funded consulting projects, providing technical expertise on enterprise growth to international startups and incubators.

Damian spent 23 years as a senior director in corporate Human Resources for large nonprofits in the Philadelphia region. He is the founding chair of the Philadelphia Alliance Workforce Domain. Damian led the human capital strategy and economic policy for over 30,000 employees spread over 50 member organizations.