BioHive, Utah’s collective of life sciences and healthcare innovation companies, today announced that Aimee Edwards will serve as the full time Executive Director, effective immediately.
SALT LAKE CITY, November 16, 2022 – BioHive, Utah’s collective of life sciences and healthcare innovation companies, today announced the appointment of Aimee Edwards as the Executive Director, effective immediately. Edwards will succeed Katelin Roberts, who has served as BioHive’s Executive Director since its launch in 2020.
“On behalf of the BioHive Board of Directors, I would like to thank Katelin for her leadership and contributions to BioHive. She has been instrumental in building Utah’s life science and healthcare innovation ecosystem and establishing a strong brand identity for our industry over the past two years,” said Chris Gibson, Co-Founder and CEO at Recursion and Chair of BioHive’s Board of Directors. “We are also thrilled to welcome Aimee Edwards to BioHive to continue building our ecosystem and leading us into our next stage of growth.”
Aimee Edwards brings a broad range of leadership experience in building community, branding and public policy, most recently serving as External Affairs Director at Western Governors University. In this role, she launched the university’s first community affairs department which was vital in securing national partnerships, expanding social impact and advancing education and workforce development programs. She previously held multiple positions of increasing responsibility at the Utah Governor’s Office and Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity including leading strategic outreach, communications and marketing, and legislative strategy.
“I am humbled and honored to build upon BioHive’s legacy,” said Edwards. “Utah has become one of the fastest growing life science and health innovation communities in the nation. It is an exciting time in the state with increased investment, job growth, and rapidly expanding life science companies. I look forward to helping promote, connect and broaden opportunities for our industry and partners. Together we will accomplish great things for Utah.”
BioHive’s mission is to brand, build and bring together Utah’s robust and growing life sciences industry. One of the primary methods BioHive uses to build the life science community is to serve and educate communities across the state including working closely with a variety of STEM groups and educational institutions.
BioHive is a thriving collective of more than 1,300 companies representing the life science and healthcare innovation ecosystem of Utah’s economy. We embrace diversity and promote collaboration. BioHive includes researchers, developers, and manufacturers of therapeutics, devices, and diagnostics, as well as laboratory facilities, healthcare delivery systems, digital health, health IT, and supply-chain businesses that support these industries. We’ve been the fastest-growing life science community in America since 2012, employing 43,000 people directly and 88,000 indirectly, for a total of more than 130,000. Empowered by this rich talent pool, BioHive is leading the way with crucial innovations that boost our state’s economy and help patients around the globe. BioHive is a chartered organization of BioUtah, Utah’s trade organization for the life sciences.