MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LifeScience Alley, the nation's largest state-based life science trade association, announces the promotion of Shaye Mandle to executive vice president and chief operating officer. In his new role, Mr. Mandle, who has served as vice president of government and affiliate relations for the past year and a half, will focus on aligning internal operations with organizational strategy, while continuing to oversee federal advocacy efforts and key external relationships.
"Shaye has been an asset to our team and has raised the profile of our members in Minnesota and in Washington, D.C.," states Dale Wahlstrom, president and CEO of LifeScience Alley. "Given his unique background of public and private business leadership and policy work, he is in the perfect position to continue LifeScience Alley's efforts to improve the life science business environment."
In addition, LifeScience Alley has hired Genevieve Davila to serve as state government relations manager. Ms. Davila will be responsible for cultivating relationships with legislators at the Minnesota State House and Senate as well as leading advocacy efforts on behalf of LifeScience Alley and its members. Before joining the association, Ms. Davila spent four years at Messerli & Kramer, working in their government relations department with a variety of clients, including LifeScience Alley. Prior to that, she worked for Senator Kathy Saltzman at the Minnesota State Senate.
"We're excited to have Genevieve join our team," said Shaye Mandle. "She is well-versed in our members' interests, our legislative priorities and understands the environment in the Minnesota legislature well."
About LifeScience Alley
LifeScience Alley is an international leader in sharing best practices, and is the largest state-based life sciences trade association in the United States. With a 28-year track record of providing valuable services and results-oriented outcomes to its members, LifeScience Alley improves the life science operating environment and enables business success through educating workforces, influencing state and federal public policy, supporting advancement in research and technological innovation and fostering industry connections. The Association's membership and supporting community employs approximately 250,000 Minnesotans and its reach extends throughout the Midwest and Canada. Together with its subsidiary, The BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota, LifeScience Alley works to strengthen the regional economy by assisting in the growth of established and emerging industries, and attracting new companies, talent and capital.
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