California Life Sciences Association Hires New Senior Director Of Business Development

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- California Life Sciences Association (CLSA) today announced the appointment of Kelly Bryant as senior director, business development based in CLSA's South San Francisco office. Bryant is responsible for designing and delivering the best in class member experience that CLSA members have come to expect. Bryant will spearhead member development programs and serves as the Bay Area's trusted resource for maximizing CLSA's membership privileges. As the nation's largest statewide life sciences public policy, advocacy and business solutions organization, CLSA serves over 750 life sciences organizations across California.

Bryant will play a key role in business development and forging partnerships throughout the state, while implementing strategic programs that produce premium member value. Additionally, Bryant will serve as an ambassador for CLSA, building industry wide awareness of the CLSA member experience.

"As CLSA continues to grow and support California's life sciences economy and community, we sought an industry veteran to help meet and exceed the member goals and business objectives of our organization," said CLSA President and CEO Sara Radcliffe. "Given Kelly's extensive background and leadership qualities, CLSA members will greatly benefit from this dynamic asset."

Bryant's track record spans from the medical device, technical genomic and health sciences sectors including stints at Ceres, MDVIP (a Proctor & Gamble Co.), and Boston Scientific.

"Kelly embodies exactly what CLSA members expect when they join the most prestigious network of life sciences pioneers, risk takers and thought leaders," said Holly Smithson, Senior Vice President, Business Strategy and Development. "Kelly is a dynamic professional and committed to brokering member successes at all levels. I expect CLSA members may well enjoy her X factor."

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About California Life Sciences Association (CLSA)

California Life Sciences Association (CLSA) is the leading voice driving innovation for California's life sciences sector. We work closely with industry, government, academia and other stakeholders to shape public policy, drive business solutions and grow California's life sciences innovation ecosystem. CLSA serves over 750 biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, and diagnostics companies, research universities and institutes, investors and service providers. CLSA was founded in 2015 when the Bay Area Bioscience Association (BayBio) and the California Healthcare Institute (CHI) merged to create the state's most influential life sciences advocacy and business leadership organization. Visit CLSA at, and follow us on Twitter @CALifeSciences, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Will Zasadny
Manager, Communications for CLSA

CONTACT: Will Zasadny Manager, Communications for CLSA 619-961-8848


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