Massachusetts Speaker of the House Ron Mariano Honored as BIO Legislative Champion
Today, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) presented Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives Ronald J. Mariano with BIO’s Legislative Champion Award. Speaker Mariano received the award in conjunction with the BIO International Convention.
With the Legislative Champion Award, BIO recognizes lawmakers for their long-standing support of the life sciences community and leadership in public service in their state.
“I want to thank the Biotechnology Innovation Organization for presenting me with this award, and for the work that BIO does on behalf of companies and institutions that are conducting groundbreaking research in a number of critical industries,” said House Speaker Ronald J. Mariano. “I look forward to continuing to work with BIO, as well as the companies BIO represents, to bolster groundbreaking innovation here in Massachusetts.”
“It is my honor to recognize Speaker Mariano today for his dedication to a strong life sciences ecosystem and patients in Massachusetts,” said BIO President and CEO Rachel King. “From his persistent support of life-saving innovation to his commitment to accessibility for patients, Speaker Mariano has been a devoted public servant and proven leader who has always stood up for the life science community and the patients it serves.”
“Here in Massachusetts, we are well acquainted with Speaker Mariano’s strong leadership and steadfast commitment to the life sciences community and the public-private partnerships that make the Commonwealth the global hub of innovation,” said MassBio CEO and President Kendalle Burlin O’Connell. “It is wonderful to see him earning national recognition for his work in support of an industry that delivers hope and treatments to patients in need around the world.”