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Governor’s Office of Economic Development Announces Life Science Director

August 20 2013 - 2:41 pm

News Release
For Immediate Release
August 20, 2013

Michael Sullivan
GOED Communications Director

Governor’s Office of Economic Development Announces Life Science Director
Kevin Jessing brings new life to science cluster

Salt Lake City, Utah – The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) is pleased to announce that after an extensive search, Kevin Jessing, has accepted the position of Life Science cluster director and has transitioned into his new role.

“We’re extremely excited to welcome Kevin to our team.” Spencer P. Eccles, Executive Director, GOED said. Kevin brings a unique balance of business development skills and Life Science technology commercialization experience.”

Jessing brings with him a wealth of experience from over 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry. He has led a diverse career across pharmaceutical, contract research and pharmaceutical technology industries with an emphasis in mass spectrometry and business development.

Most recently as the head of BioInnovations Gateway (BiG), a non-profit life science incubator located within Granite Technical Institute. He used his expertise to provide high school students with hands on experience with medical device start up companies. Previous to BiG, he founded Resonance Laboratories in 2007 to address the bio-analytical and ADME needs of small pharmaceutical companies.

Jessing has also held positions as Interim Director of Bioanalytical Services for ABC Laboratories in Columbia, MO, Associate Director of Discovery ADME at Myriad Pharmaceuticals in Salt Lake City as well as positions at Tandem Laboratories, Cedra Corporation and Camitro.

Jessing received his Master of Arts degree in Biochemistry at the University of Texas at Austin.


About the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED)

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) charter is based on Governor Gary Herbert’s commitment to economic development statewide. Utah’s economic development vision is that Utah will lead the nation as the best performing economy and be recognized as a premier global business destination. The mandate for this office is to provide rich business resources for the creation, growth and recruitment of companies to Utah and to increase tourism and film production in the state. GOED accomplishes this mission through the administration of programs that are based around targeted industries or “economic clusters” that demonstrate the best potential for development. GOED utilizes state resources and private sector contracts to fulfill its mission. For more information please contact: Michael Sullivan, 801-538-8811 or