ROCKVILLE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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 School.
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 Minnesota.
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.