Bannister hired as CEO for Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

Xconomy Boston — 

Susan Windham-Bannister has been picked as the first president and CEO of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, according to a story in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. Windham-Bannister, a vice president with Abt Bio-Pharma Solutions in Lexington, MA, will be in charge of the agency that’s expected to oversee much of the proposed $1 billion of state spending aimed at strengthening life sciences in Massachusetts over 10 years. The bill authorizing that spending—the first version of which was submitted by Governor Deval Patrick back in July—is expected to pass the legislature as soon as next month, according to the newspaper.