Shaye Mandle has served as the President & CEO for LifeScience Alley since May 1, 2014. Previously, Mr. Mandle served as the Association’s Executive Vice President & COO and was responsible for aligning internal operations with organizational strategy and overseeing advocacy efforts and key external relationships. Prior to serving as Executive Vice President & COO, Mr. Mandle served as the Association’s Vice President of Government & Affiliate Relations.
Mr. Mandle has nearly 20 years of experience in government, the private sector and academia, leading organizations, public affairs and political activities. Prior to joining LifeScience Alley, Mr. Mandle served as the Executive Director of the FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis, where he launched and oversaw the University Office of Technology Transfer and led the University’s corporate partnership, entrepreneurship and economic development programming. Mr. Mandle has also led business development and government affairs for the Reconnaissance and Surveillance Operation of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), a Fortune 500 company specializing in defense and homeland security technologies.
Mr. Mandle has served as the chief executive of two industry and economic development organizations, the East-West Corporate Corridor Association and the Illinois Coalition. He has extensive policy and political experience, having managed state and federal political campaigns and having served on the policy staff of former U.S. House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert and former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar. Mr. Mandle has a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the Duquesne University Law School and a Bachelor of Arts from Illinois Wesleyan University.