Launch Pad FT Staff

Special Introductions from our Incubator Director, Startup Specialist and Program Assistant

JENNIFER McGRAIL, Director of the Launch Pad @ Francis Tuttle. Jennifer earned her passion and early experience with small business through working in her family’s small business. After college, she spent time in small commercial insurance, the non-profit sector, and higher education. Prior to joining Francis Tuttle, Jennifer was a Small Business Management Coordinator at Great Plains Technology Center in Lawton where she helped start-up and existing businesses establish and grow. Jennifer has completed the International Business Innovation Association Certification Program for incubator managers. Jennifer says she would love to help you with your business!


KRISTIN GARCIA, Startup Specialist  Kristin serves as the NEW Startup Specialist for the Francis Tuttle Technology Center, Launch Pad FT. In this role Kristin supports community members through programs and pre-accelerator curriculum throughout the district. Prior to joining Francis Tuttle Technology Center, Kristin worked at the OU Tom Love Innovation Hub and has over 15 years in higher education and startup experience between, Oklahoma, Texas and California. With a Masters in Organizational Development and a certification in professional development is now focused on business development and growth for the Oklahoma City metro. Kristin is a native of San Antonio, TX and a proud Army Brat who has traveled the world. She currently lives in Norman with her husband Chris Aguilar, and their two dogs Bandit and Penny.

                                So Excited to Add Kristin to

                               Our Team!!!!    


CONNIE HAMETT, Program Assistant at the Launch Pad @ Francis Tuttle. Connie has been employed with Francis Tuttle over fifteen years. She worked at the Bruce Gray Portland Campus as an Executive Assistant for the Evening Supervisors, ran the Bookstore/ Enrollment/Attendance/Testing Center and involved  with numerous projects in the Director’s Office as well as assisted many of the FT Instructors and students. Other work experiences include OG&E, Oklahoman and UCO. Connie says she  loves working with people in our beautiful location off I-35 and Covell. This has been a perfect opportunity to meet new clients as well as help and assist start-up businesses!


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