President and CEO
Robert Coy is President and CEO of 16 Tech Community Corporation Inc., the entity overseeing the development of the 16 Tech innovation community. As President, Coy leads the development of 16 Tech into a major hub for scientific research, technology innovation, entrepreneurial activity and talent development, retention and attraction.
Prior to 16 Tech, Coy was President and CEO of CincyTech, a venture development organization that accelerated the growth of start-up bioscience, healthcare, technology and advanced manufacturing companies in Southwest Ohio. Under Coy’s leadership for more than 11 years, CincyTech invested in 70 startups that raised more than $680 million in seed, early and late stage capital and that today employ nearly 1,000 people.
Coy has held entrepreneurial and economic development leadership positions with public and private institutions over the past 32 years in Ohio, Missouri, Delaware and Pennsylvania.
Prior to joining CincyTech, Coy was senior vice president for entrepreneurial development and of economic development at the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association, where he co-founded the St. Louis Arch Angels, a group of individuals who invest in early-stage companies in the St. Louis region.
In Delaware, Coy served as the principal economic adviser to the governor, established a seed fund to invest in technology start-up companies and developed initiatives to promote technology partnerships between universities and businesses. In Pennsylvania, he served as executive director of the Ben Franklin Partnership Program, the state’s premier technology development program that invests in start-up companies.
Coy earned a master’s degree from University of Notre Dame and a bachelor of arts degree from Pennsylvania State University.
Chief Operating Officer
Emily C. Krueger oversees daily operations for 16 Tech Community Corporation as Chief Operating Officer. She supports the 16 Tech Community Corporation President and CEO in creating an innovation community for scientific research, technology innovation, entrepreneurial activity and talent attraction with a focus on startups and corporations in the bioscience, tech and advanced engineering sectors.
Prior to joining 16 Tech, Krueger served as Vice President of Administration for Indianapolis-based LDI, Ltd., one of Indiana’s largest private companies that funds, owns and operates a diverse portfolio of middle-market companies. As a member of the executive leadership team, Krueger helped evaluate acquisition opportunities and grow companies in a variety of industries and stages of development.
Krueger, a native Hoosier, spent her earlier career working for former U.S. Senator Richard G. Lugar in a variety of Capitol Hill and campaign positions. In 2013, she joined LDI as chief of staff and was named vice president of administration in 2015.
An active community leader, Krueger lends her fundraising and communications expertise to a number of local nonprofit organizations focused on health and education. She is past Board Chair of Timmy Global Health, a nonprofit provider of primary care services as well as health and development programs in the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala and Nigeria. She also serves on committees for Christel House International and The Mind Trust.
Krueger is a graduate of Valparaiso University and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where she earned her MBA.
John J. Kish
As Project Director for 16 Tech Community Corporation Inc., John J. Kish leads land acquisition and infrastructure improvements for the global innovation community.
Kish has spearheaded development of some of Indianapolis’ most impactful public projects. His most notable accomplishment was the successful completion of the $1.1 billion capital development program for the Indianapolis International Airport. As the Midfield Project Manager, Kish mobilized the planning, design and construction of a 40-gate passenger terminal, new 7,100-car parking garage, air traffic control facility, new public roadway system and interstate highway interchange, fire station, rental car facilities, airline fuel farm and emergency operations center. Kish also served as the airport’s Executive Director and facilitated the transition of the Indianapolis Airport System from a private contractor to direct management by the Indianapolis Airport Authority and its employees.
In 1994, Kish was appointed Executive Director of the Indiana White River Sate Park, where he directed the transformation of an industrial area along the White River into a sprawling 250-acre urban park now home to institutions including the Indiana State Museum, IMAX Theater, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Victory Field and the Indianapolis Zoo. He served earlier in his career as Commissioner for the Indiana Department of Administration under Governor Evan Bayh from 1989 through 1993.
Kish is an Indiana University Wells Scholar and earned his law degree from the University of Michigan School of Law.