Managing Director, Science and Regulatory Affairs
Biotechnology Industry Organization
Managed BIO’s Food and Agriculture Section’s policy development and represented BIO and its member companies on domestic and international plant biotechnology science and regulatory issues.
Wrote BIO policies, action plans, and programs and coordinated their implementation with BIO’s member companies.
Interacted with federal and state legislative and agency staff and outside stakeholders on plant biotechnology issues to implement BIO policies and regulatory agendas.
Assisted in the development of BIO’s educational media, including print materials, talking points, and presentations, and interacted with stakeholders, the press, and the public to deliver educational messages regarding agricultural biotechnology.
Represented BIO and its member companies at the Codex
Alimentarius Commission on plant biotechnology issues.
Assisted in the recruitment of new BIO members.
Managed the establishment and incorporation of Excellence Through StewardshipTM, a 501(c)(4) organization promoting quality management practices for the development of agricultural biotechnology products, and acted as Executive Director.
Coordinated the activities of the Board of Directors and several committees.
Managed organization finances and resources, including outside legal counsel and other contractors.
Acted as the organization’s spokesman with U.S. and international government officials, at scientific conferences, and other meetings.