Genocea Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNCA), a biopharmaceutical company developing next-generation neoantigen immunotherapies, today announced that Jennifer Herron, Senior Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer at ADC Therapeutics SA (“ADCT”), has joined its board of directors.
“It is my great pleasure to welcome Jennifer to our board of directors,” said Chip Clark, Genocea’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “As we advance our pipeline, including GEN-011, our neoantigen-targeted T cell therapy for the treatment of solid tumors, we believe Jennifer’s deep industry and commercial expertise will prove invaluable to us.”
Ms. Herron commented on her appointment: “I am delighted to be joining the Genocea board, and I am excited by the transformational potential of GEN-011. I also believe the company’s ATLAS platform shows great promise for optimizing antigen selection for cancer immunotherapies. I look forward to working with the rest of the Genocea board and the leadership team to help advance the company’s pipeline.”
Ms. Herron is currently Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at ADCT, leading global commercialization strategy and execution including the launch of ADCT’s first commercial product. Before joining ADCT, Ms. Herron was Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at ImmunoGen, President and Executive Vice President, Global Commercial, at MorphoSys US, and Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Ariad Pharmaceuticals. Earlier in her career, she held commercial leadership roles in major multinational pharmaceutical companies such as Bristol-Myers Squibb, Novartis Oncology, and SmithKline Beecham (now GlaxoSmithKline).