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SCbio Welcomes Community Development and Marketing Coordinator For New Greenville Life Science Hub

Kimberly Penick, Community Development and Marketing Coordinator for Main Street Labs.

SOUTH CAROLINA – June 14, 2024 – SCbio welcomes Kimberly Penick as Community Development and Marketing Coordinator for Main Street Labs, the newest 100,000-square-foot development in downtown Greenville that will become a laboratory hub for life sciences.

Penick will be responsible for creating and executing a comprehensive community engagement strategy for Main Street Labs, establishing strong relationships with Greenville area startups, community organizations, academic institutions and others to expand the laboratory’s reach and impact. She will manage daily activities and events at the new life sciences hub, providing office, meeting and classroom rental spaces exclusively for SCbio member organizations.

“Main Street Labs and the City of Greenville represent our industry’s continued growth and future economic impact,” said SCbio President and CEO James Chappell. “Kimberly has the skills, knowledge and work ethic needed to build this life sciences hub into a valuable resource for our members and new businesses relocating to South Carolina.”

A Texas native, Penick joins SCbio with knowledge of strategic planning, market research and brand development. She is passionate about fostering growth within the life sciences industry and is equipped to contribute to SCbio and its members significantly.

Penick received her Master of Science in Marketing from Clemson University and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Texas A&M University.

SCbio is South Carolina’s investor-driven economic development organization exclusively focused on building, advancing, and growing the life sciences industry in the state. SCbio represents more than 1,000 organizations employing more than 87,000 professionals across the state and supports and advances organizations in multiple arenas including pharmaceuticals, medical devices and equipment, digital health, research and medical labs, bioscience distribution, bio-ag and more. For additional information about SCbio and the life sciences industry, visit

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Tamia Sumpter

Tamia is a driven senior undergraduate Bioengineering student currently enrolled at Clemson University. With a strong foundation in her field, she has honed her skills through hands-on experience in research and development at Eli Lilly & Company. During her time in the ADME department, Tamia contributed significantly by working on siRNAs and their applications in finding In Vitro-In Vivo Correlation (IVIVC). Looking ahead, Tamia has set her sights on a promising career in law. She aspires to specialize in Intellectual Property Law, with a particular focus on serving as in-house counsel for leading medical device or pharmaceutical companies. Her enthusiasm for this role is palpable as she prepares to embark on her legal journey! She is also a proud member of the Omicron Phi chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., PEER Mentor for Clemson PEER/WiSE, and currently serves as the President of Clemson Bioengineering Organization (CBO). With her unique blend of scientific knowledge and legal interests, Tamia is poised to make a meaningful impact in the healthcare and life sciences industries.