WASHINGTON, D.C. (Friday, January 07, 2011) - The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today announced the appointment of Ken Lisaius to the newly created position of Senior Advisor and Director for Public Affairs. In this new position, Lisaius will oversee the development and implementation of BIO’s education and industry branding campaign. The campaign’s goal is to help inform the public about how biotechnology is helping heal, fuel, and feed the world while creating high-wage jobs and driving U.S. leadership in innovation.
“We are very excited to have Ken join BIO,” said Jim Greenwood, president and CEO, BIO. “His vast experience in media relations, public affairs and public policy make him an ideal fit to take the helm of this important campaign.”
Most recently, Lisaius held the position of Senior Counselor at Virginia-based Brightline Media. Prior to joining Brightline, Lisaius spent more than five years in the White House – serving as Deputy Director of the Office of Media Affairs and Special Assistant to the President of the United States and Deputy White House Press Secretary under President George W. Bush. Previously, he served as press secretary to former U.S. Congressman George Nethercutt (R-WA).
Lisaius holds a BA from Washington State University.
Upcoming BIO Events
BIO Asia International Partnering Conference
January 24-25, 2011
BIO CEO & Investor Conference
February 14-15, 2011
New York, NY
BIO-Europe Spring 2011
March 14-16, 2011
BIO Intellectual Property Counsels Committee Spring Conference and Committee Meeting
April 13-15, 2011
BIO International Convention
June 27-30, 2011
BIO represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the world’s largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world. BIO produces BIOtech Now, an online portal and monthly newsletter chronicling “innovations transforming our world.” Subscribe to BIOtech Now.
For more information:
Follow us on Twitter @IAmBiotech
Join us on LinkedIn/MyBio
Become a fan at facebook.com/IAmBiotech