BIO Announces Promotion of Jeanne Haggerty to Executive Vice President for Government Affairs and External Relations

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) President & CEO Jim
Greenwood today announced the promotion of Jeanne Haggerty to the
position of Executive Vice President for Government Affairs and External
Relations, effective immediately.

Haggerty has been with BIO for more than a decade, and most recently led
BIO’s Federal Government Relations team as Senior Vice President for
Federal Government Relations. In her new role, she will oversee BIO’s
federal and state government relations, as well as alliance development
activities at the federal and state levels, including BIO’s
relationships with patient advocacy organizations, state biotechnology
associations, university and academic research institutions, and other
third-party stakeholders across BIO’s Health, Industrial and
Environmental and Food & Agriculture sectors.

“Jeanne has been a tremendous asset for BIO and our members over the
past decade as we’ve faced critical advocacy issues at the federal
level, and I am confident that she has the right mix of talents to
successfully lead our broader advocacy and alliance-building efforts
into the future,” said Greenwood.

“BIO’s member companies are making incredible strides in bringing
innovative products to patients, farmers, and consumers around the
world,” said Haggerty. “It has been a pleasure to work for such a
dynamic and impactful industry over the last 12 years, and I am very
excited to take on a more comprehensive role in this new position.”

Haggerty joined BIO in September 2006 as Director for Federal Government
Relations, was named Vice President in September 2014, and Senior Vice
President in August 2015. Prior to joining BIO, Haggerty served as a
Professional Staff Member for the House Committee on Energy and
Commerce. She also worked for Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on the
Senate Aging Committee, for the Senate Finance Committee, and in
government relations at Epstein, Becker and Green.

About BIO

BIO is the world’s largest trade association representing 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. BIOtechNOW
is BIO’s blog chronicling “innovations transforming our world” and the
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July 16-19, 2018

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September 4-5, 2018

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October 17-18, 2018

San Francisco

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October 25-26, 2018

Washington, DC


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