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					SBS Executive Director Christine Giordano, CAE Steps Down
(Danbury, CT) January 25, 2010 – The Society for Biomolecular Sciences (SBS) announced today that after 16 years of dedicated
service, Christine Giordano, CAE, is stepping down from her role as executive director. Giordano has served as the executive
director since the organization’s creation in 1994.


Among the many successes SBS achieved under Giordano’s leadership, significant accomplishments include the development
of SBS’ peer-reviewed Journal for Biomolecular Screening; the establishment of microplate standards; the growth of the annual
conference and exhibition; the expansion of educational offerings such as symposia and virtual courses; and the enriched
diversity found in SBS’ international membership.


“It was an extremely difficult decision to leave SBS because I am not just leaving a job; I am leaving my friends and extended
family,” said Giordano. “I am thankful for having had the opportunity to work with so many exceptional scientists over the years –
through their commitment and volunteerism, SBS has thrived.” Giordano has not only enjoyed getting to know SBS members
over the years, she also values the SBS staff for their dynamic and uniquely dedicated spirit.


During her tenure, Giordano has been an active member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and
currently serves on their executive management council. She will continue to volunteer with ASAE and also plans to become
more hands-on with the Danbury community.


The SBS board of directors has appointed Al Kolb, Ph.D, as the new executive director. Formerly the president of KeyTech
Solutions, a consulting firm, Kolb is one of the founding SBS members and has previously served in a governance role. “Al has
an appreciation of SBS’ history, combined with a deep understanding of current trends and challenges in drug discovery. His
leadership and insights will be essential to SBS’ continued success,” said Robert Ames, Ph.D., chairman of the SBS board of
directors.



Headquartered in Danbury, CT, the Society for Biomolecular Sciences (SBS) is the only international non-profit scientific society
dedicated to drug discovery and its related disciplines. SBS was founded in 1994 to provide a forum for global education and information
exchange among professionals in the chemical, pharmaceutical, biotech, and agrochemical industries. SBS members represent many of
the largest and most influential research institutes, universities and pharmaceutical companies in the world.


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  Contact: Anne M. Cox                          Society for Biomolecular Sciences
  Phone: +1 (203) 743-1336                      36 Tamarack Avenue, #348
  Fax: +1 (203) 748-7557                        Danbury, CT, USA
  Email: acox@sbsonline.org                     www.sbsonline.org

				
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