Colorado BioScience Association Appoints Four Industry Leaders to Board of Directors

Four industry executives were named to the Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) Board of Directors at its 2012 Annual All-Member Meeting.

New CBSA director appointments include James Chomas, Ph.D., Founder & CEO, Surefire Medical; Scott Deeter, President & CEO, Ventria Bioscience; Brent Fassett, Partner, Cooley LLP; and Kerry Ingalls, Vice President of Colorado Operations, Amgen.
New CBSA director appointments include James Chomas, Ph.D., Founder & CEO, Surefire Medical; Scott Deeter, President & CEO, Ventria Bioscience; Brent Fassett, Partner, Cooley LLP; and Kerry Ingalls, Vice President of Colorado Operations, Amgen.
  • New CBSA director appointments include James Chomas, Ph.D., Founder & CEO, Surefire Medical; Scott Deeter, President & CEO, Ventria Bioscience; Brent Fassett, Partner, Cooley LLP; and Kerry Ingalls, Vice President of Colorado Operations, Amgen.
    New CBSA director appointments include James Chomas, Ph.D., Founder & CEO, Surefire Medical; Scott Deeter, President & CEO, Ventria Bioscience; Brent Fassett, Partner, Cooley LLP; and Kerry Ingalls, Vice President of Colorado Operations, Amgen.
    New CBSA director appointments include James Chomas, Ph.D., Founder & CEO, Surefire Medical; Scott Deeter, President & CEO, Ventria Bioscience; Brent Fassett, Partner, Cooley LLP; and Kerry Ingalls, Vice President of Colorado Operations, Amgen.
    New CBSA director appointments include James Chomas, Ph.D., Founder & CEO, Surefire Medical; Scott Deeter, President & CEO, Ventria Bioscience; Brent Fassett, Partner, Cooley LLP; and Kerry Ingalls, Vice President of Colorado Operations, Amgen.

Denver, CO – The Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) appointed four new board members at its 2012 Annual All-Member Meeting held at the Westin Westminster, Westminster, CO.  The announcement is made jointly by Steve Orndorff, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Board of Directors and Holli Riebel, CBSA President & CEO of CBSA.

Newly appointed CBSA board members include:

* James Chomas, Ph.D., Founder & CEO, Surefire Medical - Westminster - www.surefiremedical.com
* Scott Deeter, President & CEO, Ventria Bioscience - Fort Collins - www.ventria.com
* Brent Fassett, Partner, Cooley LLP - Broomfield - www.cooley.com
* Kerry Ingalls, Vice President of Colorado Operations, Amgen - Boulder/Longmont - www.amgen.com

Riebel says: "CBSA’s board is a prestigious group of industry leaders comprised of representatives of biotechnology, medical device, diagnostic, pharmaceutical, health care providers, research institutions and those businesses that provide critical services and products to bioscience companies.  Board members commit to a three-year term to support CBSA’s mission to support the regional bioscience community through advocacy, resources and advancement of opportunities for collaboration.  CBSA board members work in partnership with staff to support the drive and determination of over 600 Colorado bioscience companies that work to improve lives locally and around the world."

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank the retiring eleven directors for their service and welcome the four new appointees,” Orndorff stated. Special recognition was given to Norwood Robb for serving on the board  for ten years.  The Executive Officers , in addition to Orndorff, is now instated as Derek Cole, Board Vice Chair, Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, ARCA Biopharma; Jim Wilson, Board Treasurer, Senior Audit Manager, Ernst & Young; and John Dunning, Board Secretary, President & CEO, Clarimedix Inc.

Reappointments of CBSA board members include: 

* Lisa Drake, Director Government Affairs, Monsanto - www.monsanto.com
* Dick Hinson, Senior Vice President, Aurora Economic Development Council - www.auroraedc.com
* Rick Jory, President and CEO, Sandhill Scientific, Inc - www.sandhillsci.com (Past Board Chair)
* Mark Lupa, Partner, High Country Venture - www.highcountryventure.com
* Steve Orndorff, President and CEO, Ariel Pharmaceuticals - www.arielpharma.com (Board Chair)
* Mark Spiecker, Chief Executive Officer, Sharklet Technologies - www.sharklet.com  (Education Committee Chair)
* Dan Wittenberg, Partner, Snell & Wilmer LLP - www.swlaw.com (Public Policy Committee Chair)

Link to the CBSA 2012 Board Member profiles: http://www.cobioscience.com/about-us/board-of-directors

The CBSA’s 2012 association sponsors include: 

Titanium –  
Boettcher Foundation - www.boettcherfoundation.org
Colorado Science + Technology Park at Fitzsimons - www.fitzscience.com
Colorado State University - www.colostate.edu
Dorsey & Whitney - www.dorsey.com
Fisher Scientific - www.fishersci.com  

Platinum – 
Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade - www.advancecolorado.com
University of Colorado - www.colorado.edu
Cooley - www.cooley.com
Ernst & Young - www.ey.com  
PhRMA - www.phrma.org

Gold –   
Amgen - www.amgen.com
LABS Inc. - www.labs-inc.org
Merck - www.merck.com
Snell & Wilmer - www.swlaw.com

Silver –   
TerumoBCT - www.terumobct.com
Colorado Small Business Development Center - www.coloradosbdc.org
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP - www.faegrebd.com
Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation - www.metrodenver.org
Pfizer - www.pfizer.com
Polsinelli Shughart - www.polsinelli.com
Sheridan Ross - www.sheridanross.com
Southeast Business Partnership - www.sebp.org

Bronze –  
Baxa - www.baxa.com
EideBailly - www.eidebailly.com
EKS&H - www.eksh.com
GlaxoSmithKline - www.gsk.com
Genentech - www.gene.com
Johnson & Johnson - www.jnj.com
Roche Custom Biotech - www.roche-applied-science.com
SomaLogic - www.somalogic.com 
TOLMAR - www.tolmar.com
The Wright Group/Travelers - www.twgservices.com / www.travelers.com

About Colorado BioScience Association
The CBSA is a not-for-profit organization providing services and support for Colorado's bioscience industry. With more than 350 members, CBSA actively works to promote the growth of the industry by advocating for a better business environment, growing the state's biotech workforce, fighting for policies that support a strong bioscience industry in the state, and speaking with a single voice on behalf of the industry. For more information, visit www.cobioscience.com.

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Contacts:

Mae Desaire, Director of Marketing, Colorado BioScience Association - www.cobioscience.com – 720-382-5918, mdesaire@cobioscience.com

Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR, Absolutely Public Relations - www.absolutelypr.com - 303-984-9801, maggie@absolutelypr.com