Colorado BioScience Association Announces Appointment of Vice President
By: Colorado BioScience Association Date: 08/24/2021
Michael Crews to Advocate for Life Sciences Priorities at the State and Federal Level
DENVER – Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) today announced a key hire, new Vice President Michael Crews. Crews will lead CBSA’s Policy + Advocacy work at the state and federal level. He will develop and execute strategic initiatives to support the growth and health of CBSA and Colorado’s life sciences ecosystem in collaboration with CBSA’s President & CEO and the board of directors.
Michael brings experience running successful legislative initiatives, building coalitions to secure funding for critical infrastructure, and finding common ground with policymakers on key issues.
CBSA President & CEO Jennifer Jones Paton says:
“Identifying a new vice president to lead CBSA’s Policy + Advocacy efforts has been a top priority for the CBSA Board of Directors and team. The CBSA team and board are pleased to have someone with Michael’s background and level of expertise lead Policy + Advocacy. He will advance CBSA’s work to build a pro-innovation environment for life sciences in Colorado.”
Before joining CBSA, Michael served as the Policy Director for One Colorado, the state’s leading advocacy organization for LGBTQ Coloradans and their families. Michael also managed the diverse intergovernmental affairs needs for the city of Aurora working in the Office of the City Manager. He began his career in the office of former Governor John Hickenlooper, most recently as Director of the Office of Constituent Services.
CBSA Vice President Michael Crews says:
“Policy + Advocacy are critical focus areas for CBSA. It’s an honor to lead the work to cultivate a supportive, innovation-friendly business climate for life sciences. I’m excited to draw from my background working with broad stakeholder groups to build coalitions and achieve policy goals on behalf of Colorado’s health innovators.”
CBSA introduced Michael to its board of directors and members at the CBSA All Member Meeting on August 18. CBSA President & CEO Jennifer Jones Paton remains in her role at CBSA to provide leadership continuity during Michael’s onboarding and the search for her replacement.
About Colorado BioScience Association
Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) creates co-opportunity for the Colorado life sciences community. CBSA champions a collaborative life sciences ecosystem and advocates for a supportive business climate. From concept to commercialization, member companies and organizations drive global health innovations, products and services that improve and save lives. The association leads Capital and Growth, Education and Networking, Policy and Advocacy, and Workforce Cultivation to make its members stronger, together. Learn more: cobioscience.com
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