The Arizona Bioindustry Association (AZBio) will honor 10 Arizona Legislators on December 12, 2019 for their service to the community and for championing research, education, innovation, the growth of Arizona’s bioscience sector, and for ensuring that Arizona patients benefit from life science innovation. The honorees are recognized by the leaders of Arizona’s bioscience and healthcare community at the 2019 AZBio Trailblazer Awards during a special appreciation luncheon for members, elected officials and legislators who have made it possible for the Arizona Bioscience Industry to gain national recognition, build capital infrastructure, and take its place as a leader in both scientific discovery and job growth.
“Each year, AZBio looks back across the legislative session to identify those leaders whose actions and active engagement support the growth of Arizona’s life science and healthcare industry and help to ensure the people of Arizona benefit from its success,”stated AZBio president & CEO Joan Koerber-Walker. “Scores are then tallied and the top ten legislative leaders are named the year’s Trailblazers. These legislators have gone above and beyond to champion innovation, education, and most importantly, policies that make life better for patients and their families.”
The 2019 Trailblazer Honorees are:
- Senator Sylvia Allen (LD6)
- Senator Sean Bowie (LD18)
- Senator Kate Brophy McGee (LD28)
- Senator Kate Heather Carter (LD15)
- Representative Nancy Barto (LD15)
- Representative Kelli Butler (LD28)
- Representative Regina Cobb, DDS (LD5)
- Representative Jay Lawrence (LD23)
- Representative Amish Shah, MD (LD24)
- Representative Michelle Udall (LD25)
AZBio, members of the Arizona business and bioscience community, and guests will come together on December 12, 2019 for a special luncheon to honor members of the Arizona Legislature and along with the State and Local Elected Officials who have made it possible for the Arizona Bioscience Industry to gain national recognition, build capital infrastructure, and take its place as a leader in both scientific discovery and job growth for the 2019 AZBio Trailblazers Awards and Legislative Luncheon.
December 12, 2019 — Phoenix Country Club
The AZBio Trailblazer Awards and Legislator Appreciation Luncheon
11:00 Registration and Networking
11:30 Program Begins
- Trailblazer Awards to Arizona Legislators
- Fireside Chat: The Decade Ahead
1:00 Event Concludes
Pursuant to AZBio Policy, complimentary registration to all AZBio events is extended equally to all persons serving and elected-to serve in elected office at the local, state, and federal level on behalf of the people of Arizona and to Arizona Executive Branch, Legislative and Congressional Staff. This courtesy is also extended to candidates registered for upcoming elections.