GAITHERSBURG, Md., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Emergent BioSolutions Inc. today announced the appointment of Allen Shofe to the position of Vice President of Government Affairs. In this position, Mr. Shofe will be responsible for designing, implementing and overseeing all aspects of the company's domestic and international government affairs initiatives. "Allen is a versatile and highly astute government relations and public affairs executive," said Fuad El-Hibri, CEO of Emergent BioSolutions. "His government affairs expertise and extensive network of professional contacts throughout the United States and Europe will prove invaluable as we continue our efforts to become a global leader in our field." Mr. Shofe has more than 15 years experience in government relations and government affairs at the Federal and state levels, as well as in the international arena. Mr. Shofe previously held the position of Director of Federal Government Relations at Eli Lilly and Company, where he managed a series of government initiatives, including those that focused on intellectual property, patent law and tort reform. Mr. Shofe received his BA in International Relations/Diplomacy at the University of Minnesota and an LL.M, Master of Laws from the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom. "I look forward to the opportunity to help advance Emergent BioSolutions into a world class biopharmaceutical company," said Mr. Shofe. "This company has such a promising future, and to be a part of its growth and success is something I am extremely proud of." About Emergent BioSolutions Emergent BioSolutions Inc., formed in 2004, is dedicated to the research, development and manufacture of novel products which harness the immune system to treat and prevent disease. These include vaccines and related products for prophylactic and therapeutic use against common infectious diseases and biological weapons of mass destruction. The company currently employs more than 450 people with facilities in Gaithersburg and Frederick, Maryland, Lansing, Michigan, Berkshire, U.K. and Munich Germany. More information about Emergent BioSolutions and its subsidiaries can be found at http://www.ebsi.com
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