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Friday, May 04, 2007

 3:19 PM 

Meet Some of The BIO '07 Bloggers


Tom Still is president of the Wisconsin Technology Council and its membership subsidiary, the Wisconsin Innovation Network, which has chapters in Madison, Milwaukee, Northeast Wisconsin, Central Wisconsin, the Chippewa Valley and the Lake Superior region. The Tech Council is the independent, non-profit science and technology advisor to the governor and the Legislature. Its work centers on policy formation, economic development and network creation.

Still has served on the Industrial Advisory Board to the UW-Madison College of Engineering, the Board of Visitors of the UW Extension, the Madison Economic Development Commission, the Dane County Economic Strategies Group, the Governor's Economic Growth Council, the Diabetes and Wellness Foundation and other civic and business groups. He is the former associate editor of the Wisconsin State Journal in Madison and continues to write a weekly column, "Inside Wisconsin." He recently co-authored "Hands-On Environmentalism," published by Encounter Books, New York. Still is a lecturer in the UW-Madison Department of Life Sciences Communication.


Ryann Petit-Frere is the communications specialist for the Wisconsin Technology Council. Along with developing the Tech Council's marketing strategy and promotions, Petit-Frere coordinates Wisconsin Edge, a traveling public awareness stem cell initiative

Petit-Frere spent three years in a lab setting as a Hematology lab technician. Interested in the effective communication of science, she earned her Bachelors of Science degrees in Biology and Life Science Communications from the University of Wisconsin -- Madison.


Joe Kremer is the director of the Wisconsin Angel Network (WAN), a public-private initiative launched in January 2005 to fuel the growth of entrepreneurial, early-stage financing throughout Wisconsin.

Kremer is the co-founder and former CFO of Madison-based PowerDesigners LLC, a high-tech power electronics firm. He served as an economic development policy advisor for the Wisconsin State Legislature, worked in the European headquarters' finance departments of Kraft and PepsiCo Restaurants International, and consults for entrepreneurial and non-profit organizations on business and financial strategies.

Kremer, an MBA in Finance, is also a graduate of the University of Wisconsin's Weinert Applied Venture in Entrepreneurship. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin.



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