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Executive Changes Signal New Energy And Direction For Community of Science (COS)

10/19/2005 5:10:59 PM

BALTIMORE, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Community of Science, Inc. (COS) recently named Jeff Baer as President and Chief Executive Officer, ushering in a new era of customer-driven product development and focus for this provider of information products to the scientific and academic research communities.

Baer, a longtime member of the COS senior management team, has committed to focusing the company on enhancing and developing its core products, COS Expertise and COS Funding Opportunities, to continue to meet the evolving needs of its customers.

"Jeff Baer is the ideal person to lead Community of Science forward. He has a deep knowledge of this company and its services, and a vision that will position COS products as standard tools for researchers and scholars around the globe," said Alfred R. Berkeley, Chairman of the Board of COS. "We are very pleased that Jeff has accepted this challenge."

"I'm really excited at the opportunity to help COS become more focused on developing our products so they better serve the needs of our customers," said Baer.

Along with Baer's appointment, Lisa Robey was named Senior Vice President, and Cathy Kilmon joined COS as Director of Marketing. David Waldo, Vice President of System Architecture and Technical Operations, also assumed responsibility for Software Development.

"With the talents and experience that Lisa, David and Cathy bring to the team, COS is ready to push ahead and set a new standard in the scientific and academic communities," said Baer.

Before being tapped as CEO, Baer served COS as Director of Federal Services. Since joining COS in 1997, Baer has held responsibilities in several areas, including product management, project management, sales and marketing. He has also worked with several of the company's customer segments, including university, professional society, corporate, non-profit and government clients.

Before joining COS, Baer taught Thermodynamics and Engineering design at Ngee Ann Polytechnic in Singapore. Baer holds a BSE in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University.

About Community of Science, Inc.

Community of Science, Inc. (COS) provides Web-based critical information to facilitate scientific and academic research, and to connect its customers to scholarly information and resources. One of its two core services is COS Expertise, a database of profiles of nearly 500,000 researchers and scholars. COS Funding Opportunities, the other main COS service, is the largest inventory of currently available funding opportunities, with more than 23,500 records representing nearly 400,000 individual opportunities totaling nearly $50 billion. COS also serves professional societies with the COS Abstract Management System and offers an array of online bibliographic databases.

Baltimore, Maryland-based COS was founded in 1989 by The Johns Hopkins University. For more information, please visit COS on the Web at

Contact: Cathy Kilmon Director-Marketing Community of Science, Inc. 1629 Thames Street Suite 200 Baltimore, MD 21231 443.573.2842 (o) 717.515.4323 (m) cmkilmon@cos.com

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