Jim joined BIO as President & CEO in 2005 after representing the eighth district of Pennsylvania in the U.S. House of Representatives for six terms. He had worked with BIO while in Congress on stem cell research and other health issues, and has since learned so much about the many applications of the science in food and agriculture and in industrial and environmental biotechnology.
Due to its revolutionary research and development in issues ranging from feeding the world by increasing crop yields to healing the world with new medicines to providing cleaner sources of energy, Jim is a passionate champion for biotechnology. When visiting member companies, he is inspired by executives and scientists who are united in their mission to help patients, farmers and other consumers lead a better life.
Prior to Congress, Jim served in the Pennsylvania House of Representativesand Pennsylvania Senate for six years each. He and his wife Tina live in historic Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania (where he has participated in the re-enactment of George Washington crossing the Delaware River on Christmas Day in 1776). He enjoys fishing, birding and scuba diving.
You can find him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jamescgreenwood.