TBED People

November 10, 2010

The Tennessee Biotechnology Association has changed their name to Life Science Tennessee.

Ann Arbor SPARK recently added Bill Mayer as director of their business accelerator team.

Fred Mondragón, New Mexico's economic development secretary announced that he is retiring. Gov. Bill Richardson has appointed Allan Oliver, the deputy secretary of economic development, to replace Mondragón during the final weeks of the administration.

Robert Rosenbaum has been appointed president and executive director of the Maryland Technology Development Corporation. John Wasilisin has been serving as acting president and executive director since Renée Winsky stepped down in July 2009 to become CEO of the Tech Council of Maryland. Wasilisin will now shift to a role as executive vice president and chief operating officer.

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners has announced the appointment of John Sider, former deputy secretary for Technology Investment for the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, as its managing director of Statewide Initiatives. Sider is succeeding Terry Singer who is retiring.

Linda Swann has been appointed director of the Alabama Development Office. Swann replaces former director Neal Wade.

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