HudsonAlpha Welcomes New Vice President for Advancement

John De MicheleHuntsville, Ala. — HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is pleased to announce the appointment of John De Michele as the new Vice President for Advancement. He began his new role at the beginning of June.

“John is an accomplished fund-raising executive whose experiences and values fit perfectly with our mission, our values and our future,” said Rick Myers, president and science director of HudsonAlpha. “His track record of innovation and achievement in non-profit organizations, higher education, and the medical industry dovetails perfectly with the needs of the Institute as we embark on our next phase of growth.”

De Michele comes to HudsonAlpha from San Diego, bringing with him 30 years of fundraising leadership and nonprofit executive experience. His diverse background ranges from Tufts University to Northwestern University Medical Center Foundation to National Jewish Medical and Research Center to the San Diego Symphony, where he mobilized the largest single gift in its history: $125 million.

“It is an honor to serve HudsonAlpha as the Vice President for Advancement,” said De Michele. “Throughout my career, I have held leadership positions at some of the most successful and viable not-for-profit institutions in the country. This experience has provided me with the opportunity to assist nonprofit organizations in achieving their business goals as well as meeting their philanthropic objectives. I look forward to bringing that experience to bear for HudsonAlpha, and taking a leadership role in the strategic development of this esteemed institution’s future.”

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About HudsonAlpha: HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is a nonprofit institute dedicated to innovating in the field of genomic technology and sciences across a spectrum of biological problems. Its mission is three-fold: sparking scientific discoveries that can impact human health and well-being; fostering biotech entrepreneurship; and encouraging the creation of a genomics-literate workforce and society. The HudsonAlpha biotechnology campus consists of 152 acres nestled within Cummings Research Park, the nation’s second largest research park. Designed to be a hothouse of biotech economic development, HudsonAlpha’s state-of-the-art facilities co-locate scientific researchers with entrepreneurs and educators. The relationships formed on the HudsonAlpha campus allow serendipity to yield results in medicine and agriculture. Since opening in 2008, HudsonAlpha, under the leadership of Dr. Richard M. Myers, a key collaborator on the Human Genome Project, has built a name for itself in genetics and genomics research and biotech education, and boasts 26 biotech companies on campus.