Jerome M. Hauer Named to
Board of Directors of Emergent BioSolutions
Emergent BioSolutions announced that Jerome M. Hauer, former acting
assistant secretary for the Office of Public and Emergency Preparedness
in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has
been named to its board of directors.
"Jerry's distinguished career
in the field of emergency preparedness at all levels of government
makes him an invaluable addition to our board of directors,"
Fuad El-Hibri, chairman and CEO, said. "We are proud he has
agreed to join our board as we look to implement our company's
long-term growth strategy."
Hauer currently serves as senior
vice president and co-chair of the homeland security practice
in the Washington, D.C.-based firm of Fleishman-Hillard Government
Relations. In addition to his prior position at HHS, Hauer has
served as the first director of The Response to Emergencies and
Disasters Institute at the George Washington University School
of Public Health, and director of the New York City Mayor's Office
of Emergency Management under Mayor Rudy Guilliani. Following
the 9-11 attacks on the World Trade Center, Guilliani called upon
Hauer to return to government service to assist in managing the
Hauer holds a master's degree in
public health from Johns Hopkins University. He currently is a
member of the Health Advisory Board of the Johns Hopkins School
of Public Health.
"Emergent BioSolutions is poised
to become a leader in the vaccine industry,
in both the biodefense and commercial sectors," Hauer said.
"I am pleased to join the company's board of directors at
a time when the company is positioning itself to make significant
contributions in the areas of biodefense and public health."
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