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Alan F. Eisenberg serves as Executive Vice President for Emerging Companies and Business Development at the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO). In this role, Eisenberg manages and directs BIO’s services and advocacy efforts for BIO’s emerging companies, which comprise approximately 90% of BIO’s membership. This includes capital formation policy and human health policy impacting emerging companies, BIO’s portfolio of investor and partnering events globally, and BIO’s affinity purchasing program enrolling over 2000 companies. Previously at BIO, Eisenberg served in other senior leadership roles, including responsibilities for BIO’s communications function, as well as state government relations, Board operations, and BIO’s political action committee. From March 2001 through October 2004, Eisenberg served as Health and Economics Policy Advisor to BIO CEO Jim Greenwood during his tenure in Congress. In this role, Eisenberg was extensively involved in the enactment of several public laws including the Medical Device User Fee and Modernization Act (P.L. 107-250), the Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act (P.L. 107-109), and key provisions of the Medicare Modernization Act (P.L.108-173). Prior to that, Eisenberg briefly served on the staff of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Public Health Subcommittee as Health Policy Advisor and also was a legislative assistant for Congressman John Shadegg (R-AZ). Before coming to Washington, Eisenberg spent four years with Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, MI, as a research economist and finance manager in manufacturing. As an economist, Eisenberg was responsible for conducting and overseeing the development of analyses relating to a variety of energy, regulatory and tax matters. Eisenberg holds a Master in Public Policy degree from Harvard University (Kennedy School of Government), a Master of Science in Finance degree from George Washington University, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Union College. He is married to Shalla Ross, and they have two daughters, Michayla and Isabella.