President chosen for BioKansas

BioKansas, the state’s life science trade organization, announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Sonia Hall, PhD as President & CEO effective immediately.

“After a comprehensive nationwide search, we are fortunate to have someone of Dr. Sonia Hall’s ability and experience step up to lead BioKansas. She is a strong advocate of our mission and also has a deep understanding of membership driven organizations such as ours,” said Dr. Alfred Botchway, BioKansas Board Chair. The selection of Sonia caps a search process that was conducted with a very engaged executive committee from the organization.

Sonia Hall was awarded her PhD from the University of Kansas, and subsequently conducted research as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Center for Biomedical Career Development, University of Massachusetts Medical School. Most recently, Sonia served the industry at the Genetics Society of America.

BioKansas serves as the voice of the bioscience community in Kansas, connecting, educating and advocating to grow bioscience jobs in human, animal and plant science technologies across the state. BioKansas is a member- and donor-funded 501(c)(3) public charity.