Bruce Leech (MBA '81), Executive Director

Bruce Leech, DePaul MBA alumnus, has been connected with the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center as a board member and mentor since 2005. Bruce has moved from his role as founder of CrossCom National to Executive Director of the Coleman Center with a wealth of entrepreneurial knowledge and experience. Lead initiatives include involvement with Chicago’s rich ecosystem of entrepreneurs, such as partnerships with incubators like 1871, development of mentorship programs for student support, and a focus on growing student businesses. 

Dr. Harold P. Welsch (MBA ’68, COM ’66), Founder and Coleman Chair in Entrepreneurship

Dr. Welsch has been active in entrepreneurship development for more than two decades as an educator, consultant, researcher, entrepreneur, author and editor. He is well known for his research into the privatization of centrally planned economies, entrepreneurship career paths, strategic planning, ethnic entrepreneurship, and problems encountered by small businesses. Dr. Welsch has held the Coleman Chair in Entrepreneurship at DePaul since 1989.​​​​​​​​​​

Abigail Ingram (MA '15), Assistant Director

Abigail joined the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center team with entrepreneurial and small business experience after two years of working within the DePaul University community. After co-founding and bootstrapping a music studio in Denver, Colorado, Abigail returned to her native Chicago to work in higher education. Abigail brings zeal for program development, connecting DePaul and Chicago entrepreneurs, and assisting aspiring students to the Coleman Center.​