MdBio Foundation Names New Board Members

  MdBio Foundation Names New Board Members

      Executives from BroadOak Capital Partners, Cardiocore and Emergent
                      BioSolutions Join 15 Member Board

Business Wire

ROCKVILLE, Md. -- June 17, 2013

The MdBio Foundation today announced the addition of three new members to its
board of directors. The new members include Jennifer Cotteleer, president of
Cardiocore; Allen (Al) Shofe, executive vice president of corporate affairs at
Emergent BioSolutions Inc.; and Bill Snider, co-founder and managing partner
at BroadOak Capital Partners.

“Our newest board members bring a wealth of experience, expertise and
enthusiasm to the MdBio Foundation—knowledge about science, business and
legislative issues and most importantly how critical STEM education is for our
future workforce and economy,” said Brian Gaines, CEO of the Foundation. “All
of us at the Foundation greatly appreciate their willingness to devote the
time and energy to further our efforts for Maryland students.”

Cotteleer has spent her career supporting global life sciences and technology
companies of all sizes. Prior to joining Cardiocore, she was chief operating
officer at PharmaPros Corp.; vice president of Services, IT and Support at
Phase Forward; vice president of North American Operations at Domain Pharma;
manager of Clinical Strategies and Technologies at Computer Sciences Corp.,
founder and principal at The Decision Company; and senior consultant at
Strategic Decisions Group. Cotteleer received a Bachelor of Science in
symbolic systems and a Master’s of Science degrees in engineering-economic
systems from Stanford University and management from the London Business

Shofe has served as executive vice president, Corporate Affairs Division of
Emergent BioSolutions since April 2013. He previously served as senior vice
president corporate affairs from August 2010, senior vice president public
affairs from January 2008, vice president public affairs from May 2007, and
vice president government affairs from 2005. Earlier in his career, Shofe was
director of federal government affairs for Eli Lilly, served as chief of staff
for Rep. Gil Gutknecht, headed corporate and regulatory affairs for the Middle
East and North Africa for BAT Industries, among others. Shofe received an LL.M
Master of Laws from the University of Leicester School of Law, United Kingdom
and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the University of

Snider has 20 years of institutional investment experience. Prior to BroadOak,
he was a general partner and co-founder of Emerging Technology Partners, LLC,
a life sciences-focused venture capital firm. He invested in more than 20 life
science companies while at ETP. At various times, Snider acted as lead
investor, board member and chairman for ETP’s portfolio companies. Prior to
ETP he was a vice president and portfolio manager at T. Rowe Price. His
responsibilities included managing $2 billion of mutual fund and institutional
client portfolios. Some of Snider’s current and past directorships include
Molecular Transfer, Alpha Innotech and Atto Biosciences. He holds the
Chartered Financial Analysts accreditation, a Bachelor of Science degree in
Finance and a Master’s of Business Administration from the Wharton School at
the University of Pennsylvania.

About MdBio Foundation

The MdBio Foundation is a private charitable organization that whose mission
is to support bioscience awareness, education and workforce development in
Maryland. Its signature program, the MdBioLab, is a custom-built mobile
bioscience laboratory that provides a compelling learning environment centered
on inquiry-based laboratory activities for high school students and their
teachers throughout Maryland. The Foundation is also developing an innovative
and immersive “serious” video game platform for science teachers and students
nationwide. The online platform, called MdBioSphere™, seeks to advance student
literacy in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and revitalize
student interest in science-related careers through the use of innovative
gaming technology. The Foundation is an affiliate of the Tech Council of
Maryland. For more information, visit the MdBio Foundation website.


Media Contact:
Brad Wills for MdBio Foundation
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