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Joan Koerber - Walker CEO of Arizona BioIndustry Association

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Joan Koerber-Walker leads using  a simple equation: (Leadership + Innovation + Execution) * Partnerships = Growth.


Joan was recently appointed as the CEO of the Arizona BioIndustry Association whose purpose is promoting the growth of Arizona bioscience companies.

Her past experience includes 2 years as the CEO of ASBA (the Arizona Small Business Association), a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Small Business Association in  D.C.,  a member of the Executive Committee of the Industry Advisory Board for the Thomas and Joan Read Center at Texas A&M University, on the Board of Directors of the Arizona Technology Council and as Treasurer and Board Member for Ribomed Biotechnologies, Inc. in Carlsbad, California, and as an executive at Avnet, Inc, where over a 20 year span she held roles in sales, marketing, technology, public policy direction, and risk management solutions to business along the growth path.  In 2004, she was recognized by the Stevie Awards, the "Oscar" for women entrepreneurs as one of the leading entrepreneurial women in the United States and again in 2007 as one of the nation's leading small business executives.

She founded her own company, CORE Purpose which specialized in building solutions that enable its clients to focus more of their resources and energy on what they are passionate about and best at in a way that makes financial sense.


We will talk about her new role and this great new opportunity and challenge.


Listen here to our earlier conversation.

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