The South Carolina Biotechnology Association's (SCBIO) board of directors has a new leader.
G. Thomas Finnegan, director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and co-head of the Medical University Hospital Innovation Center at the Medical University of South Carolina, has been tapped to head the board as its chairman, succeeding Becky DeLegge.
"For three years, Becky has done a great job helping connect and grow the life science community across the state," Finnegan said. "We appreciate all she has done for SCBIO to make it better."
SCBIO is a South Carolina non-profit that brings together representatives from the the fields of advanced medicines, medical devices, equipment, diagnostics and health care outcomes.
Bringing to the position 15 years of experience in the science company start-up development, Finnegan has worked in fund-raising, licensing and partnerships. His resume also includes time as a Wall Street health care investment banker.
Other SCBIO executive officers for 2016 include vice chair Matt Gevaert, treasurer Tom Strange; and directors Darralyn Alexander, Jerry Chang, Greg Clark, Erin Ford, Christian Graves, Sam Konduros, Terrell Mills, Michael Rusnak and Craig Walker.