Distinguished Entrepreneurial Lecture: Debbie Hart, BioNJ
Monday, April 23, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:15 PM (EDT)
Fourteenth Annual Richard M. Clarke Distinguished Entrepreneurial Lecture
Founder and President, BioNJ
Debbie Hart is a successful entrepreneur and a tireless advocate for New Jersey and its biotechnology industry. Establishing Association Associates, Inc. in 1992, Hart provides association management services to a variety of clients in the non-profit sector. The firm now serves 10 Clients and has 30 employees.
In 1994, Debbie worked with biotechnology industry CEOs to found BioNJ to advocate for New Jersey’s biotechnology community, which has tripled in size to more than 335 companies during her tenure. BioNJ is a current client of AAI and Debbie serves as the president of both organizations.
As a business advocate, Debbie served on the transition teams of two former New Jersey governors and testifies before legislative committees in Trenton and Washington, D.C. She is a member of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority’s (EDA) Technology Advisory Board, the EDA’s Commercialization Center for Innovative Technologies Advisory Board and the New Jersey Israel Commission. She is a frequent speaker at biotechnology conferences around the world having spoken at conferences in Belgium and Russia in 2011.
Debbie has been honored by the Women’s Fund of New Jersey as a Woman Advancing Science, and Debbie and BioNJ have been recognized by NJIT with a New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame Award. She was named to the “40 Under 40” by New Jersey Business in 1998, by NJBIZ to The Best 50 Women in Business in 2011 and was named in 2011 and 2012 to the NJBIZ Power 100.
She is a board member of the Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Silberman College of Business at, the Science Advisory Board at Rider University and the College of Science and Mathematics at Montclair University. Debbie holds an M.S. from the S. I. Newhouse School at Syracuse University where she graduated cum laude and a B.A. from Trenton State College where she graduated magna cum laude.
Lenfell Hall/Hennessy Hall/Mansion at FDU's College at Florham
Reception: 6:00 p.m.
Lecture: 7:00 p.m.
Please follow "Rothman Institute" parking signs and park in lots 8 and 2, and following "Rothman Institute" walking signs to the Mansion.
A parking pass will be e-mailed to you before the event.
When & Where
Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship-Silberman College of Business-Fairleigh Dickinson University
Part of the Silberman College of Business since 1989, the mission of the Rothman Institute is to teach and support entrepreneurship and innovation in the academic, business and nonprofit communities. An outstanding entrepreneurship curriculum taught by an excellent faculty has helped make the academic program among the top 20 in the nation. In addition, our innovative outreach programs help people succeed in their new or growing ventures as well as in their corporations or organizations.