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New Appointment to Genome Prairie's Board of Directors

July 3, 2012

Susan Gorges is the Chief Executive Officer of Springboard West Innovations Inc. Previously, she was employed with the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, where she focused on innovations developed there. Gorges has experience as an executive with two different start-up companies in which both companies grew to become global operations with more than $150 million in annual revenue. Gorges was an executive with a Boston based research and advisory company serving Information Technology executives in the consumer products, life sciences, manufacturing and retail sectors. Gorges is also the Vice-Chair for the Management Advisory Council of Innovation Place (Research Park, Regina, SK). She is active with Canada’s Public Policy Forum plus serves on the Business Advisory Council for Canadian Light Source, and the Commercialization and Innovation Council within the Conference Board of Canada. Susan is involved with Enterprise Saskatchewan as a committee member of the Entrepreneurship Strategic Advisory Council and on the Science and Advanced Technology Sector team.

“The Board looks forward to benefiting from Susan’s extensive experience with technology commercialization as we continue to guide scientific research toward economic and social benefits,” said Arnold Naimark. “I welcome her most warmly as the newest board member of Genome Prairie.”

In addition to the new appointment, Gerald Brown and Lyle Merrell have had their terms renewed for an additional three years. Arnold Naimark, Pierre Meulien, Digvir Jayas, David Gauthier, Grant Pierce, Kutty Kartha, John Cross and Ian Smith continue to serve as members of the Board of Directors.

Contact: Cindy Yungwirth, Corporate Secretary
Telephone: (306) 668-3570
Cellular: (780) 270-4000
Facsimile: (306) 668-3580


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