Georgia Bio Welcomes Marissa Cooke as Business Development Manager
Monday, November 23, 2015
Posted by: Maria Thacker
Georgia Bio has named Marissa Cooke as their Business Development Manager effective October 2015. Ms. Cooke is responsible for recruiting and retaining members from life science organizations and research institutions in Georgia, as well as the service providers that support this industry. This new role, will help to explain and refine the value of contributing to the organization.
Ms. Cooke is enthusiastic about reaching out to prospective new members, sponsors and donors for Georgia Bio. Ms. Cooke has already developed a member recruitment and strategy, and attended briefings with executive management teams of prospective companies.
Prior to joining Georgia Bio, Marissa worked as Manager of Education and Training for Amniox Medical and has extensive biomedical research experience, most recently as Research Programs Operations Manager at Georgia Tech.
When asked about her new position Ms. Cooke stated, “I’m excited to be a part of the Georgia Bio team. I share their passion for life sciences and dedication to growing to Georgia’s bioscience industry.”
A graduate of Virginia Tech, Marissa is originally from Northern Virginia and has resided in Georgia since 2008. Marissa is passionate about advancing science and technology research and education and fostering innovation.
“The addition of a sales professional like Ms. Cooke will enable us to create new relationships with more diverse member companies. I am confident that Ms. Cooke will strengthen the organization membership base throughout the state,” said Georgia Bio President & CEO, Russell Allen. “She will allow the organization to continue our momentum in member-value initiatives and help us to identify benefits for each member organization.”