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Curtis Fills NCBiotech Post

Corie Curtis

Corinne “Corie” Curtis has been named interim executive director of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center’s Greater Charlotte Office.

Curtis, an experienced business and events manager, is overseeing daily operations of the NCBiotech office she joined in 2011 as regional coordinator.

Marjorie Benbow, who became the original executive director of the office when it was opened more than six years ago, left earlier this month to become managing director of Wake Forest University’s Charlotte campus.

“We are delighted that we had someone with Corie’s background and abilities on our team, ready and able to move into this leadership role for the Charlotte area’s life-science community,” said Steve Casey, vice president of Statewide Operations for NCBiotech.

“The Greater Charlotte region is key to some of the state’s most promising fields of life-science growth, such as bioinformatics and nanotechnology, which bolster its well-known base in nutritional and translational research. Corie provides important continuity to our pursuit of these kinds of opportunities.”

Before moving to Charlotte, Curtis was executive director of the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center in her hometown of Jamestown, New York.

Curtis also held management positions at several companies in Massachusetts and Rhode Island after 11 years in various positions at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island, where she’d earned a bachelor’s degree in advertising/communications.