MassBio names industry leader John Hallinan new Chief Business Officer

December 11, 2012

MassBio names industry leader John Hallinan new Chief Business Officer

New Vice President of Member Services, Director of Sales & Business Development also elevated

 MassBio, the premier life sciences trade association representing more than 600 biotech companies, research institutions and other industry stakeholders, has announced that John Hallinan will be the new Chief Business Officer, overseeing the MassBio Innovation Services programs.  Hallinan

Hallinan’s fiscal experience in the life sciences and software industries reflect positions of increasing responsibility across a broad range of strategic and operational disciplines. Hallinan’s background encompasses venture financings, corporate development, technology licensing, and mergers and acquisitions.

“We are thrilled to welcome John, particularly as we look to take Innovation Services—the programs we’ve created to jumpstart technology transfer and entrepreneurism in life sciences—to the next level,” said Robert K. Coughlin, MassBio President & CEO. “He has provided his expertise as a volunteer for years, and we look forward to further harnessing his talents as a member of the team.”

Hallinan joins MassBio from Cytel, where he was Chief Financial Officer. He has been active with MassBio—serving on the Economic Development Advisory Group, and as co-chair of the Finance Committee & Entrepreneur’s University. Hallinan holds a BBA from St. Bonaventure University and is a certified public accountant.

Also announced, Kendalle Burlin O’Connell will be the new Vice President of Member Services. O’Connell will also retain her title of In-House Counsel for the organization.

O’Connell first came to MassBio in 2008 as Director of the Purchasing Consortium and was named Director of Strategic Alliances last year. She has grown the offerings of the MassBio Purchasing Consortium by adding new supplier agreements and increasing the value of existing agreements through building valuable partnerships with the supplier companies. Beyond continuing to oversee MassBio’s Purchasing Consortium, O’Connell will be responsible for member programs, outreach and engagement, as well as new member development.

“Kendalle has been an invaluable member of the team here at MassBio and I am excited that she will now bring her skills to bear on the core membership programs and engagement we rely on,” Coughlin said.

Prior to joining MassBio, O’Connell practiced law in the areas of Estate and Medicaid Planning, Probate and Asset Protection, and Labor and Employment Law. She holds a B.A. from Sacred Heart University and a Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School. She resides in Georgetown, Mass., with her husband, Steve.

Finally, Jon Allard was promoted to the position of Director of Sales & Business Development for MassBio. Allard has been at the organization for three years and is responsible for membership sales and the implementation of a comprehensive marketing strategy.  Prior to joining MassBio, Jon was a Marketing Specialist with Boston Globe Media. He holds a B.A. from Florida State University and lives in Belmont with his wife, Kate Marie.




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