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Event Volunteers

Keep an eye on this space for information about volunteering at our 2014 Governor's Summit and Annual Meeting!

Committees

Please e-mail the assigned staff member if you are interested in volunteering on one of our important committees:

Program Committee

Current Committee Positions Open: Yes
Purpose & Objectives: To assist in the planning and execution of the Educational Programs that promote networking, growth in the life sciences industry. Committee members provide ideas, industry contacts and meeting support on a multitude of programs surrounding current hot topics in our industry.  Average 6 programs per year.
Time Commitment: The committee meets once a month. With 6 events a year, most members will assist on one specific event and can expect 2-3 additional hours a month.
Meetings are typically held: Once a month for one hour; beginning at 8AM at Fenwick & West’s downtown Seattle offices.
Additional Participation Requirements: Must be a WBBA member
Subcommittees: N/A

Staff Contact Name: Darcy Ellsperman
Staff Contact Email: darcy@washbio.org
Staff Contact Phone: 206.456.9570

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Commercialization Committee

Current Committee Positions Open: No
Purpose & Objectives: The Commercialization Committee is a select group consisting of experienced entrepreneurs, advisors, investors and policy-makers who meet monthly to discuss a broad range of topics pertinent to for-profit and non-profit technology commercialization in Washington state.
Time Commitment: 2-4 hours per month
Meetings are typically held: Once per month
Additional Participation Requirements: Participation is currently by invitation only.  However, if you have an interest in serving on the committee, please contact Christiana.
Subcommittees: N/A
Staff Contact Name: Brady Ryan
Staff Contact Email: brady@washbio.org
Staff Contact Phone: 206.456.9560

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Government Affairs Council

Current Committee Positions Open: No
Purpose & Objectives: The WBBA is the state’s leading advocate for advancing the life sciences in Washington state. Our team, including our volunteer Government Affairs Council, brings experience and knowledge to pro-actively address public policy affecting small, medium and large life science firms at the local, state and federal level. The Council develops and makes recommendations to the WBBA Executive Committee regarding our annual policy priorities. The Council also provides oversight of legislation and assesses the impact of policy on our members, and recommends effective responses of support or opposition. Members of the Council may help develop position papers, write letters, testify before committees, participate in legislative meetings, and/or take part in grassroots calls to action.
Time Commitment: Approximately two hours per month with the possibility of additional time during the state legislative session.
Meetings are typically held: Second Tuesday of the month from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Additional Participation Requirements: The Government Affairs Council (GAC) is composed of 10-12 WBBA members’ company representatives, with at least two-thirds of the members representing core companies. The GAC Chair is appointed by the WBBA Board Chair and has a seat on WBBA’s Executive Committee and Board. Participation on the GAC is by invitation. However, if you have an interest in serving on the committee, please contact Patti McKinnell Davis, Director, Public Affairs.
Subcommittees: N/A

Staff Contact Name: Patti (McKinnell Davis) Tenney
Staff Contact Email: patti@washbio.org
Staff Contact Phone: 206.456.9566

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LSINW Steering Committee

Current Committee Positions Open: Yes
Purpose & Objectives: Assist with the planning, organization, and execution of the Life Science Innovation Northwest 2-Day Conference. Please see the committee charter.
Time Commitment: Planning begins about 12-9 months before the conference - and the committee meets once monthly until 2 months out, then twice monthly. The 2015 conference will be held on July 31-August 01 in Seattle.
Meetings are typically held: Every second Tuesday morning at 8:00 AM, WBBA offices
Additional Participation Requirements: Must be a member of the WBBA
Subcommittees:

  • International Delegation
  • Investor and Partner Recruitment
  • Emerging Poster Session
  • Podium Presenter Selection & Recruitment
  • Panel Procurement

Staff Contact Name: Darcy Ellsperman
Staff Contact Email: darcy@washbio.org
Staff Contact Phone: 206.456.9570

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Business and Development Solutions Committee

Current Committee Positions Open: No
Purpose & Objectives: To provide value to our members as well as offer a strong return on investment for their membership.
Time Commitment: This committee meets every other month for 1 hour. All Purchasing Program Committee Members are required to attend several of WBBA's events throughout the year for maximum exposure and networking opportunities.
Meetings are typically held: First Wednesday of every other month between 8:30-9:30am.
Additional Participation Requirements: Must be a current WBBA Purchasing Partner offering specific discounts and benefits to our members.
Subcommittees:  N/A

Staff Contact Name: Blythe Price
Staff Contact Email: blythe@washbio.org
Staff Contact Phone: 206.456.9569

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