Archive for Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Lawrence attorney Dan Watkins named chairman of the Kansas Bioscience Authority’s Board of Directors

July 26, 2011


A Lawrence attorney is the new chairman of the Kansas Bioscience Authority’s board of directors.

The board voted Dan Watkins to serve as chairman during its annual meeting on Tuesday morning, replacing former Kansas Gov. John Carlin.

Bill Sanford was appointed as the board’s vice chairman. Sanford is chairman of Symark LLC, a company that works in technology commercialization and business development.

Sandra A.J. Lawrence, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics, was reappointed as the board’s secretary/treasurer.


WilburM 6 years, 6 months ago

Interesting choice by the Bioscience Authority. Definitely not a lapdog for the Governor.

cato_the_elder 6 years, 6 months ago

The Kansas Bioscience Authority consists of members who are both Republicans and Democrats. They are appointed by the sitting governor and majority and minority legislators, and others. Watkins is a previously appointed Democrat board member, as is his predecessor as Chairman, John Carlin.

LHS56 6 years, 6 months ago

Great news....agree with Wibur.... And I do believe he is one of those "blue" guys.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 6 years, 6 months ago

He may be a Democrat, but he's of the variety that makes sure that movers and shakers drink well from the government trough, which explains well why he was Obama's senior campaign advisor in Kansas. And Obama has shown himself to be a very good friend of movers and shakers.

leonardpike 6 years, 6 months ago

Watkins plays both sides. He is a shrewd player of his own ambitions.

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