Life science companies are creating a better Kentucky. Not only are they creating jobs and building companies, but they do so while producing products that literally save Kentucky lives. From Owensboro to Lexington, Universities to the private sector, we work together to make a difference in the commonwealth. Whether it is a nurse in a rural clinic, a doctor in a major urban hospital, or a biotech researcher in a lab, they are all working to make people healthier. However, as is too often the case, good intentions are trumped by competition for the all-mighty dollar.
Mr. Hugin serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Celgene Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative therapies for unmet medical needs in cancer and immune-inflammatory disease. He joined Celgene in June 1999 and has been a Director of Celgene since December 2001. Mr. Hugin also serves as a Director of The Medicines Company, Atlantic Health System, Inc. and of Family Promise, a national non-profit network assisting homeless families.
Terence "Terry" McAuliffe is the 72nd Governor of Virginia. He is a successful businessman, entrepreneur, and dad who has lived in Virginia for more than 20 years. He previously served as Chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 2001 to 2005, was co-chairman of President Bill Clinton's 1996 re-election campaign, and was chairman of Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign.
Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, is proud to represent the commonsense values of Southwest Michigan. Since 2011, Fred has served as Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which has jurisdiction over matters concerning health care, energy, the environment, telecommunications, commerce, manufacturing, and trade, as well as oversight and investigations.
John J. Castellani is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), an organization that represents America’s leading biopharmaceutical research companies.