KansasBio Names Angela Kreps As First President 
10/19/2005 5:12:56 PM

TOPEKA, Kan., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kansas Bioscience Organization (KansasBio) announces Angela Kreps as the trade organization's first President. KansasBio selected Kreps from a nationwide candidate pool of several hundred prospects and nominees. Kreps brings with her a vast array of leadership skills and abilities to the post, as well as a long history of achievements emanating from success in sales and marketing around the state.

"Angela impressed our search committee with her ability to effectively grasp many of the complex issues in the bioscience field," Dr. Dan Richardson, Chair of KansasBio, said. "Additionally, her energy and knowledge of the entire state is exceptional. The Kansas bioscience community will soon discover that Angela's drive and determination are ideal to lead the organization in our formative stage."

Kreps grew up in Hugoton, Kansas, and graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communications. Thereafter, she commenced a 16-year career as a sales and marketing professional with such organizations as First Bank Card Center (INTRUST Bank), in Wichita, and Data Center, Inc., (DCI), in Hutchinson. Since 1996, Kreps has registered a progressively expanding tenure with Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) in Lenexa. Most recently, Kreps served as a nationally- recognized Major Accounts District Manager in the Kansas City area.

Tracy Taylor, President of Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation (KTEC) and a KansasBio board member, commented, "For Kansas to compete in the bioscience industry, it is imperative that our state have a strong trade association - with equally strong leadership. Angela has already demonstrated tremendous enthusiasm for the field of biosciences, as well as a keen, strategic vision for expanding KansasBio membership and services. She will be an excellent leader for KansasBio."

"I am honored to be selected as the first President of KansasBio," said Kreps. "These initial building years for KansasBio will be critical for effectively meeting the needs of bioscience industry members statewide. I look forward to working with this immensely talented board, as well as all of our membership throughout Kansas."

KansasBio, founded in 2004 by KTEC and the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute, is a unified voice representing the bioscience community in Kansas. Across the human, plant, animal and industrial biosciences, KansasBio is focused on enhancing the business and research climate and working with leaders across the state to attract and retain bioscience talent, companies and funding.

KansasBio is a state affiliate organization of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), a national organization representing more than 1,000 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and organizations in all 50 states and 33 nations.

Contact: J. Cobb, 913.219.1199

Kansas Bioscience Organization

CONTACT: J. Cobb for KansasBio, +1-913-219-1199