Hauer named to Emergent BioSolutions' board of directors

GAITHERSBURG, Md. — Emergent BioSolutions announced June 8, 2005, that Jerome M. Hauer, former acting assistant secretary for the Office of Public and Emergency Preparedness in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has been named to its board of directors.

“Jerry’s distinguished career in the field of emergency preparedness at all levels of government makes him an invaluable addition to our board of directors,” Chairman and CEO Fuad El-Hibri said.

Hauer serves as senior vice president and co-chairman of the Homeland Security Practice in the Washington, D.C.-based firm of Fleishman-Hillard Government Relations. He served as the first director of The Response to Emergencies and Disasters Institute at the George Washington University School of Public Health, and as the director of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management under Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

“Emergent BioSolutions is poised to become a leader in the vaccine industry, in both the biodefense and commercial sectors,” Hauer said. “I am pleased to join the company’s board of directors at a time when the company is positioning itself to make significant contributions in the areas of biodefense and public health.”