Assistant Director
SmartState Center for Innovation + Commercialization
Darla Moore School of Business
University of South Carolina

As the Assistant Director of the SmartState Center for Innovation + Commercialization, Kevin Diana is responsible for managing daily operations, overseeing special projects and facilitating research. Prior to joining the Center, Diana worked with Balchem Corporation (chemicals) and AxoGen (medical devices). He earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Florida before earning an MBA at the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business (DMSB), specializing in innovation and entrepreneurship. While at the DMSB, Diana was a graduate research assistant at the Center for Innovation + Commercialization and interned for the SC Launch Program at the South Carolina Research Authority.