Erin Draper is the Managing Director of Clarkson Ignite and was formerly the director of the nationally recognized Reh Center for Entrepreneurship, which she co-founded in 2009. Drawing on her experience in developing and leading experiential entrepreneurship education, Draper provides leadership for the university wide innovation ecosystem, Clarkson Ignite. Draper has served as a director at large for the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and currently serves on the NCREDC Innovation Working group, as a board advisor to CITEC Business Solutions, and serves on the board of directors for Canton-Potsdam Hospital and the St. Lawrence Health Systems. She received her BS in Business Administration and Technical Communications from Clarkson in 2003 and her MBA from Clarkson in 2014, she lives in Potsdam with her husband Matt '02, '03 and their three children.
- Phalanx Distinguished Service Award, 2020
- Northern NY Business Magazine, 20 Under 40 Business Leaders, Inductee, 2018
- Phalanx Senior Honorary Leadership Society at Clarkson, Inductee, 2015
- Clarkson University Commendable Leadership Award, 2015