Ms. Pat Dillon, Northwest Regional Director, has been with the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs' Network (WEN) since its inception in 2005. Ms. Dillon has more than 17 years of extensive experience in the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Since 1994, she has assisted more than 35 companies to win more than $25 million in SBIR/STTR funding leading to new products and services. Dillon was awarded the prestigious Small Business Administration Tibbetts Award for SBIR Excellence in 1999, and in 2001, she was recognized by City Business (Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal) as one of the 25 most innovative Women in Minneapolis. Dillon has served on federal agency review panels at the National Science Foundation and the United States Department of Agriculture, and was the principal investigator of an Office of Naval Research contract for SBIR outreach in a five state region. A native of Alma, Wisconsin, Dillon graduated from Winona State University with a MBA and BS in Business Administration. Ms. Dillon is a Commander in the United States Navy, Reserve Component, with more than 32 years of service.
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