Joe PanettaPresident and CEO at Biocom
Joseph Panetta is President and CEO and a member of the Board of Directors of Biocom, California’s largest and most-experienced leader and advocate for the life science industry. Biocom works on behalf of over 1,100 members to drive public policy, build an enviable network of industry leaders, create access to capital development, introduce cutting-edge STEM education programs, and create robust value-driven purchasing programs. Mr. Panetta works with an experienced professional staff of 50, with offices located in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. Mr. Panetta is co-founder of the Biocom Political Action Committee, the Biocom Institute for education and workforce development, and chairman of the California Biotechnology Foundation. Mr. Panetta is also a member of the Independent Citizens Oversight Committee, which serves as the governing and oversight board for the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) which is responsible for providing grant funding under the $3 billion California Stem Cell Initiative.