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Greenwood to exit BIO following one final election battle

Longtime CEO to leave in 2021, will spend remaining time focused on defending industry from attempts to curtail drug prices

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Oct. 11, 2019
By Walt Williams

Jim Greenwood is stepping down as CEO of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, but will first guide the $79 million-revenue group through an upcoming election season where the price of prescription medications will once again be a hot-button topic.

BIO announced Oct. 8 that Greenwood would leave the association sometime following the 2020 elections, with the CEO staying on through a leadership transition likely to stretch into 2021. The CEO joined BIO in 2005 after having served 12 years in the U.S. House as a Republican from Pennsylvania. In an interview with CEO Update, he said that political background played no small part in his hiring.