James A. Hardy
Technology Development Consultant
Founding Director of the Office of Technology Development for the LSU Health Sciences Center
James A. Hardy is a longtime professional specializing in life science intellectual property and technology commercialization. James served for 12 years as the founding Director of the Office of Technology Development for the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. During his tenure, James was responsible for the Intellectual Property assets of the University’s six local colleges: Schools of Medicine, Allied Health, Nursing, Graduate Studies, Public Health, and Dentistry. As the University’s research faculty generates new ideas and inventions, the Office of Technology Development leads the process of recruitment, evaluation, and promotion of these valuable assets. Previously, James was a grant writer and major gift coordinator for the LSU Health Sciences Center Foundation.
Prior to his time at LSU, James spent 10 successful years in the commercial real estate business, James began working directly for a series of local and regional non-profit organizations and community initiatives. He served as a senior staff member and event coordinator for the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation, an organization he helped create five years earlier, acted as a senior campaign staffer for a citywide mayoral candidate and served as Executive Director for New Orleans Summerbridge, an educational initiative for inner city middle school students.
James received his Bachelor degree in Business Management from Tulane University. Active in professional organizations and community service, his involvement has been in numerous non-profit and civic organizations, including leadership positions with the Young Leadership Council, Community Access Corporation, GNO Inc., MetroVision, Historic District Landmarks Commission, Idea Village, and the LSU Health Sciences Center Foundation.