Industry groups merge to better promote biotechnology
The Hawaii Life Sciences Council and Hawaii Technology Trade Association have merged into the Hawaii Science & Technology Council, an association representing member companies in Hawaii.
Lisa Gibson, who has held many positions in fund development and senior management, is president of the new organization. She had a key role in development of a Hawaii Life Sciences and Innovation Road Map by more than 300 stakeholders with interests in science and technology opportunities.
Ann Chung, who was executive director of the Hawaii Technology Trade Association, will continue to advocate for Hawaii's technology industry as vice president of the combined organization.
Board chairwoman is Dew-Anne Langoaon, chief operating officer for PacifiCap Management Inc., a venture capital management company. She also is president of her own management services company, Dewpoint Services Hawaii.
The officers will be impaneled at a Hawaii Venture Capital Association luncheon meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Plaza Club.
They will discuss the organization's structure, policy agenda and significance to Hawaii's science and technology economy.
The council's mission is to advance development of life sciences and technologies and address community, legislative and business issues that affect the population and growing science and technology industry.
Bill Spencer, Hawaii Venture Capital Association president, said, "This important new organization has lots of energy and the participation of a broad cross-section of members of the academic, science and technology industries."
Reservations are required for the lunch by Wednesday. Call Gail at 262-7329 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org