Spencer Reynolds

Regional Engagement Principal, National Security Innovation Network, U.S. Department of Defense

Spencer Reynolds is the NJ Regional Engagement Principal, hosted at Princeton for the National Security Innovation Network, a program office in the Department of Defense (DoD). In this role, Spencer connects Princeton’s and New Jersey’s innovation communities with Department of Defense needs, through programs in entrepreneurship and technology development for students, faculty, and startups. Before joining NSIN, Spencer was Senior Associate Director for Princeton Corporate Engagement from 2013 to 2022, connecting faculty and industry for research collaborations in the areas of engineering and physical sciences. Prior to joining CEFR, Spencer developed research collaborations in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry, and served 20 years as an armor officer in the Army and the National Guard.