Jill Zimbelman was named executive assistant to the vice president in September 2013 after joining UNLV's Division of Research and Economic Development in May 2012 as the intellectual property coordinator. In her current position, she provides administrative support to the vice president and will also temporarily continue to provide intellectual property portfolio management for the office of technology transfer. She previously worked in the area of intellectual property at the Mayo Clinic, a nonprofit worldwide leader in medical care, research, and education. Zimbelman graduated from Winona State University with bachelor’s degrees in business administration and human resources management in 2007. She also holds a master's degree in business administration from Cardinal Stritch University.