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Clara Deacon appointed as Director of Communications and Marketing

The Prince Edward Island BioAlliance is pleased to announce the appointment of Clara Deacon as Director of Communications and Marketing.

Clara will be responsible for leading the communications and marketing functions for both the PEI BioAlliance and Emergence (Canada’s Bioscience Business Incubator).

Clara comes to the PEI BioAlliance with experience leading communications and marketing in both the private and public sectors, with a strong background in communications planning and strategy, media relations, reputation management and research storytelling.

Most recently in her role as Manager of Institutional Communications at the University of Calgary, Clara was responsible for the execution of large scale institutional announcements, as well as the development communications strategies to deliver on key objectives of programs and services. Clara has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Public Relations from Mount Saint Vincent University.

Since 2005, the PEI BioAlliance has coordinated the development and growth of the province’s bioscience cluster and established the conditions for business success. The cluster creates high-quality, Island-based jobs in the areas of human, animal, and fish health and nutrition. The PEI BioAlliance is a partnership of 60 businesses, academic and research institutions, and federal and provincial government agencies, dedicated to establishing the bioscience sector as a key pillar in the economic foundation of the province and Atlantic Canada.

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