Statehouse Day & Reception 2014

March 2014 at the Ohio Statehouse Atrium

BioOhio is grateful for event sponsorship from

AdvaMed

PhRMA

Ohio StatehouseBioOhio is excited to announce our popular legislative networking event for BioOhio members only in the beautiful Ohio Statehouse Atrium. A unique opportunity to discuss the impact and importance of Ohio’s bioscience companies, research institutions, and educators with state officials and lawmakers. Please join us in representing and advocating for the bioscience industry’s continued growth in Ohio.

BioOhio is excited to announce our popular legislative networking event for BioOhio members only in the beautiful Ohio Statehouse Atrium. A unique opportunity to discuss the impact and importance of Ohio’s bioscience companies, research institutions, and educators with state officials and lawmakers. Please join us in representing and advocating for the bioscience industry’s continued growth in Ohio.

5:00 – 7:00 pm

Networking reception, featuring brief remarks from special guest speakers, with refreshments and hors d’oeuvres, in the Statehouse Atrium. Connect with legislators, their staff, key state officials, and fellow BioOhio members.

1:30 – 4:30 pm

BioOhio and Colby & Co. will help interested members schedule meetings with legislators in their respective districts. To request meetings with legislators, email jgoldsberry@bioohio.com by March 5. Requests after this date will be considerably more difficult to fulfill.

Feedback from a member after last year’s event:   “Many thanks to you and your colleagues…it was a great event! You and Colby & Co. did a first-rate job of setting up the meetings with the legislators and it was very productive. BioOhio is a great partner to the bioscience arena in Ohio and is playing a key role in economic development linked to that sector.”

John Lewis

John F. Lewis, Jr., President and CEO, BioOhio. John, a 4th generation Ohioan, is an outspoken advocate for industry led, market facing academic/industry collaborations. He is a licensed attorney with experience in international business, venture capital investments and economic development.

Mark Bode

Mark Bode, CEO, Director, Founder, Joey Medical. Mark previously served as CFO and COO at two start-up companies where he raised $24M. Mark has worked for over 20 of years in technology venture capital and investment banking. Prior to Cincinnati, he has lived and worked in New York, San Francisco, Palm Beach and Chicago. He has completed over 70 transactions totaling $3.2B. Mark received a BA from Swarthmore College and an MBA in Finance with Honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Tom Tremble

Tom Tremble, Vice President, Sate Government Relations and Regional Affairs, AdvaMed. Tom is responsible for the association’s state government relations in the Eastern United States and Puerto Rico and liaison with state and regional device groups. Tom played a key role in developing and implementing AdvaMed’s State Competitiveness Agenda, a compendium of policies for state governments to adopt to provide a positive climate for medical technology providers to grow.

Gordon Rosenberry

Gordon Rosenberry, Director, State Government Affairs (IN, OH, KY), Johnson & Johnson. Gordon represents PhRMA as the State Government Task Force Chair in Ohio. Previously, Gordon was a Senior Manager of Government Affairs for Schering-Plough and a Senior Hospital Representative and State Government Affairs Manager at Zeneca Pharmaceuticals. He has extensive experience in dealing with Medicaid Formulary, healthcare reform and various legislative issues.

If you would like to attend this event, but are not currently a member, visit our membership page for details on how to join. This is only one of the many benefits of being a BioOhio Member, we’re certain you’ll enjoy joining our community!

Visit the Advocacy section of our website to learn more about issues in the industry. We’ve also posted a number of helpful links to identify your local representatives.

We look forward to seeing you there!