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Colorado BioScience Association Names Derek Cole Board Chair and Appoints Six Industry Leaders to its Board of Directors at the 2013 Annual All-Member Meeting

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Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) announces Derek Cole, President of Investor Relations Advisory Solutions, as the new Chairperson of its Board of Directors. Cole assumes chairperson …

Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) announces Derek Cole, President of Investor Relations Advisory Solutions, as the new Chairperson of its Board of Directors. Cole assumes chairperson responsibilities from Steve Orndorff, President & CEO of Ariel Pharmaceuticals. In other recent action, six new members were named to the CBSA Board of Directors.

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  • 1.      Colorado BioScience Association Names Derek Cole Board Chair and Appoints Six Industry Leaders to its Board of Directors at the 2013 Annual All‐Member Meeting Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) announces Derek Cole, President of Investor Relations Advisory Solutions, as the new Chairperson of its Board of Directors. Cole assumes chairperson responsibilities from Steve Orndorff, President & CEO of Ariel Pharmaceuticals. In other recent action, six new members were named to the CBSA Board of Directors. Denver, CO – May 3, 2013 – Derek Cole, President of Investor Relations Advisory Solutions (http://iradvisory.com), was named Chairperson of the Board of Directors for the Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) at its 2013 Annual All‐Member meeting held at the Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield, CO, Wednesday.  The announcement is made by April Giles, CBSA President & CEO, who says Cole assumes chairperson responsibilities from Steve Orndorff, Ph.D., CEO of Ariel Pharmaceuticals, Broomfield (http://arielpharma.com).   Cole is an Investor Relations/Finance/Corporate Communications Executive with 22 years of experience in the capital markets and corporate planning sectors. He has 16 years of dedicated investor relations, corporate communications and media relations experience focused on supporting the development of private, small‐ and mid‐cap companies.  Further, he has provided financial communications counsel to C‐level executives and board members, and managed and contributed to a broad spectrum of financing transactions, including venture capital investments, initial public offerings (4), secondary offerings and institutional private placements, that combined raised approximately $850 million.   Contributing to the research, planning and execution of five M&A transactions, Cole has established initial investor relations functions at multiple companies and developed and executed multiple award winning strategic communications programs. A recognized leader in his profession, Cole was elected 2012 Chairman of the National Board of Directors of National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI); elected to the NIRI National Board of Directors in 2008; served as Chairman of the Working Group on Financial Disclosure for NIRI’s Standards of Practice for Investor Relations; and as Co‐Chairman of the national steering committee for the NIRI BioPharma Roundtable  Joining Cole on the CBSA Board officer team will be newly appointed Vice Chairperson Mark Spiecker, CEO, Sharklet Technologies (http://www.sharklet.com); Jim Wilson, Board Treasurer, Partner, Ernst & Young (http://www.ey.com); and Lisa Drake, Board Secretary, Director, Government Affairs, Monsanto (http://www.monsanto.com).  In other action, six new board members were appointed by the CBSA Board of Directors. CBSA’s board is a prestigious group of industry leaders comprised of representatives of biotechnology, medical device, diagnostic, pharmaceutical, health care providers, research institutions and those businesses that provide critical services and products to bioscience companies.  Board members commit to a three‐year term to work in partnership with staff to support the drive and determination of over 600 Colorado bioscience companies that work to improve lives locally and around the world. “On behalf of the Board of Directors we would like to thank the retiring seven members for their service and welcome the six new members,” Giles and Cole stated jointly. In addition, special recognition was given to CBSA’s 10‐year members in honor of the Association’s 10th anniversary.  ‐More‐  
  • 2. Page 2  Newly appointed CBSA board members include:  Brenda Fielding, Executive Vice President, Regulatory and Strategic Development, Clinipace Scott Larson, Senior Vice President, Legal and General Counsel, Terumo BCT   Brett Lund, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Gevo Bill Marshall, Ph.D., President, CEO, Co‐Founder and Director, miRagen   Chris Myatt, Ph.D., Co‐Founder and CEO, MBio Diagnostics, Inc.   Bob Reddy, Director of Global Marketing, Medtronic Reappointments of CBSA board members include:   Derek Cole, President, Investor Relations Advisory Solutions Betty Iverson, Director of State Government Affairs, Johnson & Johnson  Kevin Smith, President/CEO, CID4   Rick Silva, Tech Transfer Office Senior Director, University of Colorado   Sean Moriarty, Vice President, General Counsel, TOLMAR   Bruce Eaton, President & CEO, i2 Pharmaceuticals, Inc.    2013 Corporate Sponsors include:    Titanium –   Boettcher Foundation ‐ www.boettcherfoundation.org  Colorado State University ‐ www.colostate.edu Fisher Scientific ‐ www.fishersci.com  Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority ‐ www.fitzscience.com  Johnson & Johnson ‐ www.jnj.com   Platinum –  Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade ‐ www.advancecolorado.com     University of Colorado ‐ www.colorado.edu      Cooley ‐ www.cooley.com Dorsey & Whitney ‐ www.dorsey.com Ernst & Young ‐ www.ey.com   PhRMA ‐ www.phrma.org  Gold –     Amgen ‐ www.amgen.com Merck ‐ www.merck.com  Sheridan Ross ‐ www.sheridanross.com Snell & Wilmer ‐ www.swlaw.com  Silver –    CBIZ ‐ www.cbiz.com  EKS&H ‐ www.eksh.com Faegre Baker Daniels LLP ‐ www.faegrebd.com GlaxoSmithKline ‐ www.gsk.com  Polsinelli Shughart ‐ www.polsinelli.com Terumo BCT ‐ www.terumobct.com   ‐More‐ 
  • 3. Page 3   Bronze –  DaVita Clinical Research ‐ www.davitaclinicalresearch.com  Genentech ‐ www.gene.com  Pfizer ‐ www.pfizer.com  SomaLogic ‐ www.somalogic.com   TOLMAR ‐ tolmar.com  The Wright Group/Travelers ‐ www.twgservices.com / www.travelers.com      About Colorado BioScience Association  Celebrating ten years of supporting the Bioscience Industry in Colorado in 2013, the CBSA is a not‐for‐profit organization providing services and support for Colorados bioscience industry. With more than 350 members, CBSA actively works to promote the growth of the industry by advocating for a better business environment, growing the states biotech workforce, fighting for policies that support a strong bioscience industry in the state, and speaking with a single voice on behalf of the industry. For more information, visit http://www.cobioscience.com.   CBSA also is found on these social media sites:  Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/COBioscience   LinkedIn Group: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?about=&gid=98468&trk=anet_ug_grppro   Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/ColoradoBioScienceAssociation News Feed:  http://coloradobio.blogspot.com  YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/COBioscience  Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/COBioscience   Tumblr: http://cobioscience.tumblr.com  Contacts: Mae Desaire, Director of Marketing, Colorado BioScience Association ‐ http://www.cobioscience.com –  720‐382‐5918, mdesaire@cobioscience.com    Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR, Absolutely Public Relations ‐ http://www.absolutelypr.com ‐ 303‐984‐9801, maggie@absolutelypr.com