Vice President, Statewide Operations and Executive Director, Eastern Regional OfficeDepartment: Statewide Offices
Mark has been employed with the NC Biotechnology Center since September 2009, and in his current role, as VP of Statewide Operations, he is responsible for the oversight and coordination of five regional statewide offices and their activities. He also performs the duties as the Executive Director in the Eastern Region in Greenville and is responsible for positioning biotechnology in the entire Eastern Region (27 counties) of North Carolina, with short and long-term economic development goals through projects and strategies stimulating the development of biotechnology, with a vision to make North Carolina a global life science leader.
Mark is also responsible for facilitating partnerships among government, business, academic, policy, and educational participants; representing the regional biotechnology community statewide and identifying and strengthening regional niche areas of application. He also identifies opportunities, assists in the establishment or recruitment of life science companies, and serves as the regional conduit, advocate, and primary contact for the programs and goals of the NC Biotechnology Center.
Mark has over thirty-five years of experience in many management areas, including human resources, finance, customer service, external/governmental relations, marketing and sales, and economic development in the electric, telecommunication, and pharmaceutical industries.