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Bob Quinn | President and CEO
SCRA: South Carolina Research Authority

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Past Leader Spotlights

Michael Graney

VP Global business development, CRDA

Caroline D. Brown, MBA

Chief Strategy and external Affairs officer, MUSC

Dave Shalaby

President, Poly-Med

Jody Chastain

President & CEO, Ritedose

Ronda Dean

President & CEO, Afaxys

Greg Marshall

CVP & General Manager Microbial solutions division, cRL

Jesse Goodwin

Chief Innovation Officer, MUSC

Thornton Kirby, FACHE

President & CEO, SCHA

Kimberlee Steele

Managing Director, SHL Medical

Dan Nodes

Chief operating Officer, Vikor scientific

David Stefanich

CEO & Founder, Rymedi

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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.