Mr. Paul Secor
Secor Strategies, LLC
Mr. Paul Secor founded Secor Strategies, LLC in February 2009. The company provides services in the areas of grant writing, project management, and virtual events. The company has won more than $6.3 million in grant funding for clients, and has been especially successful in writing grants and managing programs focused on STEM Education.
The business has coordinated, managed, or played a significant role in the following initiatives:
* Florida Governor’s School for Space Science and Technology
* NASA Astronaut Glove Contest at US Astronaut Hall of Fame
* NASA Minority Innovations Challenges Institute (MICI)
* National Science Foundation Day in Florida
* Formal Evaluation of Service Leadership Brevard
* Virtual Workshop with NASA Associate Administrator of Education
* Market Research Studies for Florida Tech
* National STEM Grants Virtual Conference
* NASA Lunabotics Career Fair
* NASA Lunabotics College Recruitment Fair
* UTeach initiative – STEM undergrads w/ Teacher Certification
* NASA Rollover & Celebration of Space Shuttle Atlantis at KSC
* Grand Opening of Florida Tech Challenge Course
* STEM Grants Online Bootcamp
* NASA Summer of Innovation Grants Support Program
* FAA Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation – Annual Report
* Development of Funding Plan & Funding Strategies for TX based Freedom Flyers
* Florida Tech re-accreditation w/ Southern Association of Colleges (SACS COC)
* Training Webinars for the Florida Manufacturing Extension Partnership
* Recruitment, Instructional Webinars, & Virtual Conference for NASA Olympionics
* Review and evaluation committee for NASA RMC grant proposals
* Coordination of the NASA Swarmathon involving universities from across the US
* Virtual “E” Conference with Boston Museum of Science -“Putting Engineering back in STEM”
In 2015, Secor Strategies developed its own proprietary software called New Expos to host and produce virtual conferences and virtual expos for clients.
Prior to starting his own company, Paul served as the Director of Technology Transfer for the State of Florida’s Technological Research and Development Authority (TRDA). During his eight years at the TRDA, Paul oversaw and managed the Space Alliance Technology Outreach Program (SATOP), a NASA funded initiative that solved more than 2,500 technical challenges for small businesses across the US; The Department of Defense Commercialization Assistance Program, which provided business development assistance to DoD SBIR Phase II companies; the NASA Alliance for Small Business Opportunities (NASBO), which provided grants to assist NASA SBIR companies in commercializing their technologies; and the Florida Disabled Veteran Business Initiative, which worked to register and connect disabled veteran businesses with state procurement opportunities. In addition to these activities, Paul was also responsible for identifying and pursuing new local, state, and federal funding opportunities for TRDA programs.
Prior to joining TRDA, Paul was employed as the President of the Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce. Paul holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh. He has completed specialized courses at Georgetown University including Congressional Operations and Advanced Appropriations. He is a graduate of the US Chamber’s Institute for Organizational Management.