LifeScience Alley Hires Shaye Mandle as VP of Government and by n26GQ3

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									FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                              Contact:
June 30, 2011                                                      Ryan Baird
                                                                   (952) 746-3818
                                                                   rbaird@lifesciencealley.org


         LifeScience Alley Hires Shaye Mandle as Vice President of
                    Government and Affiliate Relations

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (June 30, 2011) – LifeScience Alley announces the hiring of Shaye Mandle to
serve in the newly created role of vice president of government and affiliate relations. The position
represents a commitment on the part of the association to increase its legislative activity at the federal
level, and to better coordinate all state and legislative activities under a comprehensive strategy
benefiting Minnesota's life science industry.


"LifeScience Alley has continued to grow its presence and influence in government relations at the state
and federal levels," says LifeScience Alley Board Chairman Steve Mertens, senior vice president of
research and development, cardiology, rhythm and vascular, at Boston Scientific Corporation. "Due to
the variety of challenges facing the medical device and other bioscience sectors right now, it's more
important than ever to protect and grow Minnesota's private, public and academic assets. This new role
will be responsible for ensuring that supportive public policies and relationships are developed to do just
that."


Shaye Mandle brings over 15 years of policy and coalition-building experience in the public, private and
academic sectors to the position. He most recently served as the executive director of the FedEx Institute
of Technology at the University of Memphis, where he was responsible for economic development and
industry engagement. During his tenure, Mandle successfully attracted a $1 million federal earmark to
establish the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and launched the University's Office of
Technology Transfer.


In the private sector, Mr. Mandle led federal and state government affairs, university relations, business
strategy and M&A for the $150 million R&D operation of Science Applications International Corporation in
Arlington, Virginia. Mandle has also served as the chief executive of East West Corporate Corridor
Association in Naperville, Illinois, growing the business advocacy organization's diverse membership of
corporate, foundation and university members.


"One of Shaye's greatest strengths is the diversity of his experience," says Dale Wahlstrom, president
and CEO of LifeScience Alley. "It was important to find a candidate with the depth and breadth of skill
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sets necessary to build a comprehensive strategy and to cultivate the relationships necessary to
implement it. Mr. Mandle is a great addition to the association's team."


While Mandle will be tasked with developing a public policy strategy, he will also be responsible for
working with key state and national groups, including legislators, federal agencies and other industry
associations, in an effort to improve the regulatory and economic climate for life science innovation.


"I'm looking forward to taking LifeScience Alley's legislative activities and relationships to the next level,"
states Mandle. "This role offers the opportunity not only to increase the value of Minnesota's contribution
to national dialogues on innovation and regulation, but to put our industry in the position to help set the
agenda for future dialogues."


About LifeScience Alley
LifeScience Alley is an international leader in sharing best practices, and is the largest state-based life
sciences trade association in the United States. With a 26-year track record of providing valuable services
and results-oriented outcomes to its members, LifeScience Alley enables business success through
educating workforces, influencing state and federal public policy, supporting advancement in research
and technological innovation, and fostering industry connections. The Association’s membership employs
approximately 250,000 Minnesotans and its reach extends throughout the Midwest and Canada.
www.LifeScienceAlley.org.
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