Who’s steering the biotech effort?

Here’s a list of the members of The Steering Committee to Strengthen Biotechnology in Western North Carolina:

K. Ray Bailey, president, A-B Tech;

John W. Bardo, chancellor, Western Carolina University;

George Briggs, executive director, N.C. Arboretum;

Robert F. Burgin, president/CEO, Mission St. Joseph’s Health System;

W. Steven Burke, senior vice president for corporate affairs and external relations, N.C. Biotechnology Center;

Dale Carroll, president/CEO, AdvantageWest, WNC’s regional economic development commission;

Charles Carter, state senator;

Jack Cecil, president, Biltmore Farms;

Dennis Depew, dean, College of Applied Sciences at WCU;

Charles E. Hamner, president/CEO, N.C. Biotechnology Center;

Thomas E. McClure, regional affairs director, WCU;

Steve Metcalf, state senator;

James H. Mullen Jr., chancellor, UNCA;

Teck Penland, president/CEO, Mountain Area Health Education Center; and

Frank E. Taylor, president/CEO, Great Smokies Diagnostic Laboratory.


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