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University of Michigan Innovation Partnerships
University of Michigan Innovation Partnerships

Outstanding Service Award

The Jessica Soulliere Outstanding Service Award

The Jessica Soulliere Outstanding Service Award recognizes U-M Innovation Partnerships staff members for exceptional customer service, performance, and responsiveness, as well as approaching their work in a way that extends beyond the ordinary fulfillment of a position’s duties. Our colleague, Jessica Soulliere, was a licensing professional at U-M Innovation Partnerships. She worked with faculty to move software, mobile technologies, and creative works from the laboratory into the wider world. Her contributions to the success of U-M based innovations and technologies were many. She played a critical role in several important start-up licensing efforts including the foundational licenses to Neurable and Parabricks. She was especially proud of the positive impact that these and other efforts would have on improving lives.

Jessica was a trusted and valued colleague with an exceptional work ethic and a strong commitment to providing exceptional service. This annual award celebrates the positive influence Jessica had on everyone that she interacted with and it is with this award we remember her commitment to excellence and service.


Nominations will be accepted during the summer each year. Please provide a narrative describing how the staff member meets the criteria and email your nomination to Lisa Johnson.


  • Current staff member of U-M Innovation Partnerships
  • Contributions beyond standard responsibilities
  • Demonstrated exceptional service
  • Dedication to relentless positivity
  • Commitment to collaboration and team success

Selection Committee

The selection committee will include members of U-M Innovation Partnerships’s management team.

The recipient will be honored in October each year in remembrance of our colleague, and friend, Jessica Soulliere.

Award Recipients

Greg Choiniere
Lisa Johnson
Chuck Cole
Drew Bennett