Pinnacle Awards: Dr. Susan Windham-Bannister, Achievement in Management, Government

The Chamber’s highly anticipated Pinnacle Awards is just ten days away. It’s there hundreds of female executives and professionals from across the region will honor eight women excelling the local business community – and beyond.

As part of our ongoing profile of the honorees, we take a look at this year’s recipient for Achievement in Management, Government: Dr. Susan Windham-Bannister, President & CEO, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center.

Join us on January 24 as we honor Susan, seven other outstanding stories – and together, celebrate the role of women in business. For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here.

Dr. Susan Windham-Bannister is the first President & CEO of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC), a quasi-public organization charged with administering the 10-year, $1 billion Life Sciences Initiative enacted by the Massachusetts Legislature in June 2008. Since assuming this role, she has been responsible for the overall implementation of the Life Sciences Initiative, creating a brand and formulating the investment strategy. Under Dr. Windham-Bannister’s leadership, the MLSC has invested $302 million, leveraging another $1 billion in matching investment capital, and has made investments projected to create thousands of new jobs for the Commonwealth—all in just four years. She previously co-founded Abt BioPharma Solutions, has written numerous articles on competition in today’s health care marketplace, and has co-authored two books: Competitive Strategy for Health Care Organizations and Medicaid and Other Experiments in State Health Policy. Dr. Windham-Bannister’s achievements were recognized by Boston Magazine in 2011, when she was named one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Boston.”