Meet the Staff

Spencer J. Montgomery

Spencer J. Montgomery

Interim Director

Spencer J. Montgomery, is the director of development for the National Academy of Inventors. Spencer manages all phases of development for the organization, including creating, implementing, and evaluating strategic short and long-range fundraising plans. His role identifies and cultivates sources for advancement opportunities and oversees all donor communications, including individual contacts, printed material, and electronic media. He is also tasked with overseeing all sponsor relations including retention, recruiting and providing support. Montgomery most recently served as senior vice president for the Sigma Nu Educational Foundation since 2013. Spencer graduated from the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree in organizational communication.


Kimberly A. Macuare

Kimberly A. Macuare

Assistant Editor

Kimberly A. Macuare, Ph.D., is assistant editor for Technology and Innovation, Journal of the National Academy of Inventors (T&I). She is involved in all facets of the journal’s work, including business operations, strategic planning, marketing, writing, and editing. She works closely with the authors, reviewers, and editorial staff to make T&I a central part of the NAI’s mission to promote invention and honor academic inventors. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Cincinnati and a master’s degree in English and a doctorate in English with a specialization in medieval literature and economics from The Ohio State University. Contact her for all questions regarding T&I, including submissions, opportunities for guest editorships, and journal sponsorship.


Lauren H. Maradei

Lauren H. Maradei

Assistant Program Director

Lauren H. Maradei, M.S., is assistant program director for the National Academy of Inventors. She joined NAI in March 2014, and she handles a wide variety of managerial duties including overseeing the marketing and communications for NAI, including the website, newsletters, and social media. Maradei recruits and manages new member institutions and provides customer service for members at all levels, encouraging the launch of new local chapters. She also facilitates the election and induction of Fellows and leads numerous engagement initiatives for NAI membership. She has a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management from the University of Central Florida and a master’s degree in marketing from the University of Tampa. Contact her with any marketing needs or to learn more about becoming a member institution and starting a chapter.


Jayde V. Stewart

Jayde V. Stewart

program manager

Jayde V. Stewart is program manager for the National Academy of Inventors. She manages the NAI Fellows Program and serves as the primary contact for existing and future NAI Fellows. She is responsible for the facilitation of Fellows nominations and the annual induction event. Prior to joining the NAI, Jayde worked as a program assistant of Merit Review at Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute in Washington, D.C., where she managed the reviewer database and various aspects of the Merit Review process. Jayde earned a bachelor’s degree in health and societies with a concentration in public health from the University of Pennsylvania, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in entrepreneurship in applied technologies at the University of South Florida.


Autumn N. Pandolfo

Autumn N. Pandolfo

Special Projects Coordinator

Autumn N. Pandolfo, MBA, is special projects coordinator for the National Academy of Inventors. She joined NAI in May 2015 and handles a variety of duties including managing and facilitating the annual conference, workshops, events, and public functions. Pandolfo serves as a primary liaison with a national program committee helping to plan and coordinate conference speakers and other external constituents like potential sponsors and candidates for presentations. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of South Florida and a master’s degree in business administration with a graduate certificate in nonprofit management from the University of Tampa. Contact her for all questions regarding the NAI annual meeting including, sponsorship, speaking opportunities and registration.


Terrance T. Anderson

Terrance T. Anderson

Administrative Specialist

Terrance T. Anderson is administrative specialist for the National Academy of Inventors. He joined NAI in September 2015, and handles a wide variety of administrative duties including maintaining internal accounting records, assisting with invoicing and membership activities, conducting research, preparing reports and processing information requests. He has been working in the administrative role with the State of Florida for over 20 years, and for the past 5 years with the University of South Florida. Contact him with your NAI invoice questions.


Siamak “Sia” Salimi

Siamak “Sia” Salimi

Member Services Administrator

Siamak Salimi, M.S., is member services administrator for the National Academy of Inventors. He joined NAI in May 2016 as graduate assistant. He holds a masters’ degree in entrepreneurship in applied technologies at University of South Florida. Currently, as member services administrator, Salimi handles variety of duties including coordinating, maintaining and updating the NAI membership database, facilitating Fellows nomination materials, and conducting research projects. Contact him to update your NAI membership information.


Lauren A. Moseley

Lauren A. Moseley

marketing and communications specialist

Lauren A. Moseley, is the marketing and communications specialist for the National Academy of Inventors. She joined the NAI in August 2016 and coordinates communications output for the NAI. Moseley creates and strategizes official materials including the annual Activities Report, press releases, newsletters, and social media content. She also promotes the launch of local NAI chapters and facilitates the growth of existing chapters. She holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and Arabic studies from Williams College. Contact her with any inquiries on NAI communications or to learn more about launching a local NAI chapter at your institution.