Farewell and Onward
By now, most of you know I will be leaving BioAlberta as President and CEO on December 31, 2019. For the support of company, institution, association and government colleagues, while I have been part of this wonderful organization, I will be eternally grateful.
With over 25 years being associated with the Life Sciences Industry, both in government and now at BioAlberta, I have learned how much the people, companies and research can offer to the well being of Albertans and the provincial economy.
I leave BioAlberta with a sense of fullness attributed to the personal relationships developed over the years. It is my hope that our friendships will continue. I leave with the confidence of knowing that BioAlberta’s future is in Robb Stoddard’s capable hands, keeping in mind that this Association is owned and influenced by its members and partners. Together, we have accomplished a great deal over the past few years, and I thank you for your loyalty, education and dedication along the way.
I am grateful for an eternally supportive Board, Co-Chairs and the various outgoing and incoming members. They have always had a listening ear, never hesitant to give constructive guidance and have provided wisdom that has kept the organization grounded.
You can continue to count on me as the Life Sciences Industry’s biggest fan. Please know that I will not just be cheering from the sidelines, but at Robb’s invitation will continue to be helping out about one day a week for a while. My tenure on the Board has also been extended for a year. For this, I am happy to do so.
In the immortal words of Winnie the Pooh "How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard,” and
Arnold Schwarzenegger “I’ll be back!”
President and CEO, BioAlberta