This Biosciences Forum will feature a fireside chat between Kenn Turner, President & CEO of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, and NSTC Board Member Angus McQuilken, who was part of the founding leadership team at the MLSC. The event will feature a discussion of Turner’s vision for ensuring continued growth in the world’s leading life sciences ecosystem, and how the North Shore can support and benefit from those efforts.
The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC), an economic development and investment agency dedicated to supporting the growth and development of the life sciences in Massachusetts. Turner directs and oversees the center’s operations, investment strategy, programs, and partnerships. Prior to joining the MLSC, Mr. Turner served as Director of Diversity & Inclusion/Compliance with Massport. He oversaw and managed the Authority’s multiple diversity programs, including business and supplier diversity, workforce diversity, and airport concessions, as well as all compliance initiatives associated with Massport’s Disadvantaged/Minority/Women Business Enterprise programs.
Kenneth L. Turner , President and CEO, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center
Previously, Mr. Turner served as Deputy Secretary for Administration & Finance for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services. He has over 20-years of general management and executive experience in various Fortune 100 media and package goods companies including having served as Senior Vice President of Emerging Markets at AOL Time Warner as well as having held various marketing positions at Hallmark Cards and Hasbro Toys.
A retired U.S. Navy Captain and submarine nuclear weapons system officer with 26-years of service, Mr.
Turner holds a B.S. degree in Liberal Arts from Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA.
Angus McQuilken, NSTC Board Member,
McQuilken currently serves as Industry Relationship Executive for the Life Sciences at McDermott Will & Emery.
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