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Tech Council of Maryland Names New Board Members

The Tech Council of Maryland (TCM), Maryland’s largest technology trade association with more than 400 life science and technology members employing over 200,000 in the region, today announced that individuals from Hewlett-Packard Co., Johns Hopkins University, MedImmune, RCM&D and SoBran Inc. were named to the association’s board of directors.

“We are excited to have this impressive group of individuals on the TCM board,” said Phil Schiff, TCM’s CEO. “Their individual and collective expertise will be invaluable as the association evolves to address the changing needs of our membership.”

The new board members include:

  • Matt Bell, COO and Vice President of MedImmune Biotech Operations at MedImmune – Bell combines a background in science, drug discovery and the pharmaceutical business. In his current role, Bell leads a team of about 300 staff across three R&D sites and has overall responsibility for key R&D support functions, including MedImmune Project and Portfolio Management, R&D Informatics, Training & Standards, Strategic Planning and Site Operations.
  • Christy Wyskiel, Senior Advisor to the President for Enterprise Development at Johns Hopkins University – Wyskiel is a seasoned entrepreneur and investor with 19 years of experience primarily focused on the life sciences and healthcare industries. At Johns Hopkins University, she is focused on matters of innovation, commercialization, and entrepreneurship. Prior to her career as an entrepreneur, Wyskiel was a managing director at Maverick Capital, a long-short equity hedge fund with over $12 billion under management, and earlier in her career, she was a healthcare and medical technology stock analyst at T. Rowe Price.
  • Karen Byank Mathura, RN, JD, CPHRM, Claims & Risk Management Consultant for RCM&D – Mathura has more than 13 years combined experience providing intensive care, trauma, open heart recovery room and emergency department nursing; litigating and defending medical malpractice and hospital negligence claims; and providing claims and risk management support and consultation. In her current role, Mathura is a Claims & Risk management consultant in SISCO. She is responsible for managing liability claims and provides specific risk management advice to reduce potential exposure and risk for healthcare organizations. In addition, she works with Life Sciences and Pharmaceutical firms in providing risk management consulting services.
  • Joel Beaton, Regional Client Executive, Hewlett-Packard Company – Beaton is the regional client executive within the Public Sector region of the Enterprise Services business unit of Hewlett-Packard. He has led HP Pursuit Teams for $1+ billion mega deals within the Public Sector-Federal and State/Local Government clients, with particular scopes of service that involve large/complex IT outsourcing, data center operations/consolidation, cyber security, applications modernization, analytics and cloud computing. In the last five years Beaton has qualified (origination) of over $6.5+ billion in new business for the organization.
  • Gregory Kelly, PhD, Senior Vice President, BioScience at SoBran Inc. – Kelly heads SoBran BioScience, the largest division within SoBran, and has been with the company since 2002. An accomplished business leader and manager, Kelly has more than 30 years' experience conducting scientific research and directing large, complex research support programs. He has conducted and managed research in the fields of molecular biology and toxicology at government-sponsored laboratories and universities, and in private industry. Under his leadership, SoBran Biosciences research support has more than doubled, with significant expansions in contracting to the federal government, scientific and technical support for academic institutions, and initiation of contract research focused on preclinical toxicology.

ABOUT THE TECH COUNCIL OF MARYLAND, INC.

The Tech Council of Maryland (TCM) is the largest technology trade group serving the advanced technology and biotechnology communities of Maryland. TCM’s mission is to advocate for the interests of the technology community, further the role of technology in the Maryland economy, and nurture an environment where technology companies can collaborate, grow and succeed. For more information, visit www.techcouncilmd.com.

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