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TBED People and Organizations

September 02, 2009

The newly-created Clean Energy Leadership Council, convened by the Washington governor's office and a state-wide public-private clean energy alliance, held its first meeting. The council will deliver a clean energy strategy and recommendations by December 1, 2010.

Vicki Gaddy has been appointed director of workforce development for BioNJ.

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear shuffled two top positions in his administration. Larry Hayes will be secretary of the state Economic Development Cabinet and budget director Mary Lassiter will replace Hayes as Executive Cabinet secretary. Hayes has been interim Economic Development Cabinet secretary since last September. Lassiter will keep her position as budget director.

Cecil Burge is retiring as the University of Southern Mississippi , vice president for research and economic development after leading the university's research enterprise for the past five-and-one-half years. His retirement is effective Dec. 31. A national search for a successor will begin later this fall.

The Burnham Institute for Medical Research and the University of California, Santa Barbara have named biomedical researcher Jamey Marth director of a new joint Center for Nanomedicine that will be established at UCSB.

Bryan Renk has accepted the position of Executive Director with BioForward, Wisconsin's Biotechnology Association, effective Oct. 1.

The Kansas Bioscience Authority has hired David Vranicar as the first president of its Heartland BioVentures program.

Nanoscientist Paul Weiss has been named director of the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA.

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