ATLANTA, GA (January 16, 2013) -- Georgia Bio announces that Senator Ronnie Chance (R-16th District) of Tyrone has been selected the 2013 Legislator of the Year for his support of the life sciences industry and university research in Georgia.
Senate Majority Leader Chance supported key issues critical to the life sciences industry during the 2012 General Assembly. He will be honored at the Georgia Bio Annual Awards Dinner, January 24, 6 pm to 9 pm, at Atlanta’s Fox Theater.
As a member of the Senate and Chairman of the Senate Economic Development Committee, Senator Chance has worked hard to create an environment in Georgia that fosters growth and development of our state’ life science industry. Specifically, his leadership on 2012 HB 868 which, among other things, extended existing tax incentives for job creation in Georgia’s tax code to companies engaged in biomedical manufacturing.
A native Atlantan, Sen. Ronnie Chance has been involved in Georgia politics and public affairs for over 20 years. Sen. Chance has served in the Senate since 2004. Sen. Chance currently serves as Majority Leader. He serves on numerous boards and his awards include 2009 Legislator of the Year by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and named “2009 Champion of Economic Development” by the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. Sen. Chance received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in marketing from Georgia State University.
Georgia Bio (www.gabio.org) is the private, non-profit association whose members include pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies, medical centers, universities and research institutes, government groups and other business organizations involved in the development of life sciences related products and services. Note to Editors: Credentialed members of the news media are invited to attend. Registration is complimentary. Please contact Maria Thacker (404-920-2042; firstname.lastname@example.org).