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Executive committee  

Blair King
Chairman of the Board
Alabama Power
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Amy Sturdivant
Vice Chairwoman of the Board
HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology
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Peggy Sammon
Immediate Past Chairwoman
GeneCapture
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Erik Schwiebert, PhD
Discovery BioMed
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Kacee Sims, PhD
Avanti Polar Lipids
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Theresa Welbourne, PhD
University of Alabama
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Maaike Everts, PhD
Evonik
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2020 Board of Directors 

Cecil Bostany
Technology and Life Sciences Practice Leader
Warren Averett CPAs
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Andrew Byrd, PhD
Director, Office of Commercialization & Industry Collaboration
University of South Alabama
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Michael Chambers, JD, PhD
Associate Vice President for Research
University of South Alabama
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James Childs
Partner
Maynard Cooper & Gale
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Ted Clem
Director of Business Development
Alabama Department of Commerce
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Jonathan Cox
Account Manager
Aerotek Scientific 
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Maaike Everts, PhD
Senior Project Manager
Evonik Health Care
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Joseph Garner, PhD
Managing Shareholder
TCP - Technology Commercialization Partners 
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Drew Honeycutt
CEO
Innovation Depot
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Blair King
Economic & Community Development
Alabama Power
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Tom Koshut
Associate Vice President for Research & Economic Development
University of Alabama in Huntsville
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Nicholas Landau, PhD
Partner, Registered Patent Attorney
Bradley
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Dennis Leonard
Innovation Consultant
EDPA
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Eric Mendenhall, PhD
Assistant Professor, Genomics & Epigenetics
University of Alabama in Huntsville 
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Russell Mumper, PhD
Vice President for Research & Economic Development
The University of Alabama
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Jon Nugent
Vice President, Innovation & Technology 
Birmingham Business Alliance
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Kathy Nugent, PhD
Associate Vice President; Executive Director
UAB Bill L. Harbert Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
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Kapil Pant, PhD
Vice President, Biomedical & Energy Technologies
CFD Research
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Matthew Parker, PhD
Intellectual Property & Technology, Corporate & Litigation
Maynard Cooper & Gale
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Gene Price
Partner
Burr & Forman
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Jennifer Riggs-Sauthier, PhD
Independent Biotech/Pharma Consultant
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Clay Ryan
Vice Chancellor for Governmental Affairs & Special Counsel
University of Alabama System
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Peggy Sammon
Chief Executive Officer
GeneCapture
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Erik Schwiebert, PhD
CEO & Chief Scientific Officer
Discovery BioMed
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Jared Sharp
CPA
Warren Averett
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Kacee Sims, PhD
Director of Marketing & Technical Support
Avanti Polar Lipids
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Del Smith, PhD
Co-Founder & CEO
Acclinate Genetics
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Keith Starnes
Architect & Project Manager
Stephen Ward & Associates, Inc.
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Amy Sturdivant
Director of Business Recruitment
HudsonAlpha Institute of Biotechnology
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Jan Thornton
Executive Director, Innovation Advancement & Commercialization
Auburn University
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Carolyn Turner
Assistant Director, Research & Training; International Trade Specialist
The Alabama International Trade Center 
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