Janice Bourque most recently was Senior Vice President and Group Head-Life Sciences for Comerica Bank. She was responsible for leading Comerica’s national strategy for the life sciences, delivering value to the industry and generating portfolio growth in the Northeast and positioning Comerica to be the “Bank of Choice” for the life sciences. Formerly, Ms. Bourque was President/CEO of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (MBC) for 12 years, where under her leadership the MassBiotech 2010 was released to provide a blueprint for keeping Massachusetts at the forefront of the biotechnology revolution. She has held several previous senior managerial positions, including CFO/controller of Cambridge Medical Technology Corporation, senior public accountant for Coopers & Lybrand Emerging and Middle Market Group, and as a NASA Space Science grant project manager for the first satellite payloads to be repaired by the space shuttle missions.
Ms. Bourque is currently on the Board of the MIT Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Board Chair of the Boston History and Innovation Collaborative, treasurer for National Center for Family Homelessness, board member of the Boston Museum, and Chair Emeritus of the Women Entrepreneurs in Science & Technology (WEST). She has won numerous awards and was named one of Boston Magazine’s 100 most influential women. Ms. Bourque received her MBA degree in finance and accounting and her BS degree in veterinary science from the University of New Hampshire.