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Shaye Exner
Athena Board Member
Senior Director of Conferences & Corporate Sponsorship | Biocom

Shaye has over 15 years’ experience in sales and marketing specifically related to non-profit and life science. As the Senior Director of Conferences & Corporate Sponsorships Shaye directs all the sales efforts at Biocom related to the 60+ events and conferences. In her role Shaye oversees corporate sponsorship in Biocoms 4 primary markets, San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles and the Bay Area. She ensures sponsors are receiving valuable exposure to the life science community and seeing a strong return on their investments. Shaye has a strong background in content development and provides valuable guidance to members/sponsors looking to gain exposure to the CA life science community through event programming. Shaye oversees multiple advisory committees and works closely with the Biocom executive team.
Shaye, who graduated from the University of Buffalo (SUNY) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, began her career as a counselor of emotionally disturbed children, working for Catholic Charities. After moving to California she decided to focus on life science which was a new and exciting industry for her. She began working at Biocom in 2002 as a member of the Purchasing Group staff where she managed the relationships with the premier suppliers and acted as liaison between Biocom members and Purchasing Group vendors. 
In 2017 Shaye joined the Board of Directors of Athena San Diego. Shaye has been a member of Athena since 2014 and currently serves on Athena’s Membership and Pinnacle Nominations committees. Shaye is a huge Disney fanatic and believes that the Magic Kingdom truly is the happiest place on earth!  

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