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The I-CCEW Team

The Ronnie K. Irani Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth Team works to further the mission of I-CCEW by bringing together the best people and high-impact projects to create new businesses and deliver in-demand programming to the entrepreneurial and innovation communities in Norman, Oklahoma City and Tulsa.

Jeff Moore | Executive Director

Jeff Moore

Prior to joining the University of Oklahoma, Jeff addressed growth and entrepreneurship in a variety of roles and institutions, across a spectrum of industries.

As President of Superior Silica Sands, an early-stage mining company, he oversaw a capital expansion that doubled capacity and introduced new products for the oil services, golf course, and industrial sand industries.

As an Associate Principal with McKinsey & Co., a global management consulting firm, he provided senior leadership counsel to a wide variety of manufacturing, financial, and energy businesses in capital project evaluation and execution, transaction due diligence, and strategic planning. A leader within the energy practice, Jeff was a firm expert in operational excellence and front-line change programs in energy and mining. He was McKinsey Pittsburgh's liaison to the Pittsburgh Technology Council, and business plan screener for the city of Pittsburgh's "Enterprize" business plan competition.

Earlier in his career, Jeff served in the U.S. Navy as a submarine officer, with tours of duty aboard the USS Ohio (Blue) SSBN-726, Trident Training Facility (Bangor), and the NATO submarine command staff. He is a graduate of the Naval Nuclear Power School, a graduate level program in nuclear reactor plant theory and operations.

Jeff is a graduate of Rice University, with degrees in Electrical Engineering (solid state electronics focus) and Economics. He holds a masters degree in Applied Physics from the University of Washington (with a focus on nano-engineering), and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University with majors in finance, accounting, and strategy.

Sue Ringus | Director

As Director of the I-CCEW Internship, Sue provides support for I-CCEW in problem solving, visual and verbal communication, professional development, and growth of the internship program.

Previously Sue was an engagement manager with McKinsey and Co., a global management consultancy, serving clients in education, financial services and pharmaceutical/ life sciences on strategic and operational issues. She also worked in marketing and client service for Harris Alternatives, a Chicago-based fund of hedge funds manager.

Sue holds a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and an MBA with concentrations in strategy and finance from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Susan Moring | Director, OKC and Program Manager, The Mine OKC

Susan Moring

Susan is Director of I-CCEW’s programs and operations in Oklahoma City, which she helped launch in 2017.

As Director, Susan leads the I-CCEW internship for OU MBA and OUHSC students, and manages the OK Coders developer bootcamp and The Mine OKC social innovation Fellowship program.

Prior to her role as OKC Director, Susan worked at I-CCEW as an Intern, Team Leader, Fellow, and Director of the Norman office.

Susan graduated summa cum laude from the University of Oklahoma with a B.B.A in Entrepreneurship and Venture Management and minors in Marketing and Non-profit Organizational Studies. In her free time, she volunteers as an Organizer for the local 1 Million Cups entrepreneurial meetup, and she also serves as a Startup Weekend Facilitator, traveling around the U.S. to lead communities through the process of launching a business in a weekend.

Cassandra Rigsby | Director, Norman

As the Director of I-CCEW Norman, Cassandra works to fulfill I-CCEW’s mission by supporting and guiding intern teams as they develop high-impact recommendations for clients. 

Prior to her role as Norman Director, Cassandra served as a Fellow for I-CCEW specializing in interdisciplinary teams in Norman and in Tulsa, helping create sustainable impact through technology commercialization and social entrepreneurship. Cassandra also worked closely with the Oklahoma Funding Accelerator team, guiding student consultants as they work 1-on-1 with local entrepreneurs.  

She previously interned with the I-CCEW in Tulsa, working with a nonprofit organization providing healthcare in rural Africa, and eventually traveled to Swaziland to present expansion recommendations in-person. 

Cassandra graduated from the University of Oklahoma, Tulsa in May 2015 with an MPA and a concentration in Public Policy. She also has a B.A. in Public Relations from OU with a minor in Political Science and a concentration in Environmental Policy. While at OU, Cassandra worked as a research assistant for the Center for Risk and Crisis Management studying spent nuclear fuel policy, contributing to a yearly report for Sandia National Laboratories.

Abbey Marino | Director, Tulsa and Program Manager, The Mine Tulsa

Abbey is passionate about the economic development of Oklahoma and loves seeing it done through the lens of social entrepreneurship. Currently, she is serving as the Director of the Tulsa office. Previously, she was an I-CCEW Fellow, assisting teams through human-centered design strategies and encouraging complex problem-solving.

Abbey’s spent nine months serving as a Mine Fellow working on the project, Jujuu. She identified and built relationships with socially responsible product vendors in the Tulsa area. Abbey then continued working with I-CCEW as a Bay Area Summer Analyst, creating a marketing strategy and financial projection for Aster, a custom gene synthesis start-up company.

Abbey graduated from the University of Tulsa in May 2018. There, she graduated with honors with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. While at TU, Abbey participated in the Global Scholars program and won a Global Graduate Award for her public health research conducted in rural Thailand. She is active in the Tulsa community and has served as a data analyst for the Tulsa County Domestic Violence Court.

In her spare time, Abbey enjoys being outside, reading books, playing with puppies, and exploring local coffee shops.

Jamie Franzese | Fellow, Norman

As a Fellow, Jamie is focused on guiding teams to develop high impact, actionable, robust solutions in order to influence the personal and professional development of I-CCEW interns. Jamie works closely with the product design, software development, and interdisciplinary teams in Norman. 

Jamie joined I-CCEW in Fall 2016 as an interdisciplinary analyst intern working on a project to commercialize a new compound that can neutralize poison ivy reactions and skunk odor. She served as a Team Leader in Fall 2017 on a project to bring a portable NMR device to market in the downstream oil and gas space. Jamie also participated as an alum on two summer projects in 2017 and 2018 working with Nepali entrepreneurs to accelerate early stage home healthcare and consulting enterprises, respectively.

Jamie graduated summa cum laude from the University of Oklahoma in December 2018 with a B.A. and an M.A. in International Studies. In her free time, Jamie enjoys watching documentaries, reading classic novels, and New York Giants football.

Haley Rader | Fellow, Norman

Haley Rader

As a fellow, Haley wants to continue the tradition of excellence cultivated at I-CCEW to maximize the experience of both the interns involved in the program and the partnering companies and institutions. Haley believes that I-CCEW provides a unique opportunity to OU students to work on high impact, real world problems that drive innovative solutions across the state and the nation. 

Haley joined I-CCEW in the Fall of 2017 as an interdisciplinary analyst intern working on a social entrepreneurship project that focused on building a market entry strategy and business model for a charitable donation software. She followed her intern semester by leading a project that developed a pricing tool and expansion plan for a private equity firm’s mortgage-buying program. She is excited to continue her experience with I-CCEW as a fellow. 

Haley graduated with special distinction from the University of Oklahoma in May 2019 with a B.S. in Biology. In her free time, Haley likes cooking, writing and re-watching The Office.