Jim SkaggsChairman of the Board & CEO
Jim has been with Aminex since 2012. He was one of six top executives with NASA’s Apollo lunar landing program management, and he has spent almost 40 years in several corporate leadership positions in high-tech electronics systems, heavy infrastructure maintenance equipment manufacturing, and biotech drug development. Jim is retired chairman of Alamo Group, Inc. (NYSE) Prior to that, as chairman, CEO, and president of Tracor Inc., he led the turnaround and six times growth of Tracor in the defense electronics industry with 10,000 employees. Tracor was a Fortune 100 Fastest Growing Company. Jim graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington and has received numerous honorary awards.
Stacy Hock is a philanthropist and business owner. She serves on the boards of the Texas Public Policy Foundation, a leading state-based policy think tank, and the African Dream Initiative, educating tomorrow’s African leaders. Stacy recently transitioned off the boards of City Harvest, the largest food rescue organization in the country with over $100 million in revenue, and the Bowery Mission, serving the poor in New York City for nearly 150 years. Previously, Stacy held senior management positions in the software industry, including IBM’s WebSphere Software Services business for the Wall Street territory. She received her bachelor’s degree in computer science and electrical engineering from MIT and her MBA from the University of Texas.
Jeffery J. Miller PhD JDDirector
Jeff Miller retired as senior counsel of Perkins Coie’s licensing and technology group in 2014. He has since joined the Janicki family of companies in Skagit County, Washington as its Business Manager and General Counsel to two of them. His prior career included two successful IPOs, numerous private financings, many significant technology licensing transactions, and management of the FDA approval for an antibody-based cancer-imaging product. Jeff was also a partner in a Seattle patent law firm. Before joining Perkins Coie as senior counsel in 2008, Jeff served as CEO of NeuroTherapeutics, an early-stage company developing novel drugs to treat neurological diseases. Prior to that assignment, he was senior vice president of aQuantive, an Internet advertising company acquired by Microsoft. He earned a doctorate in biophysics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a JD from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.
Rhonda has more than 25 years of experience in life sciences with both public and private industry companies, as well as experience as a clinical pharmacist. She is presently director, president, and CEO of Prevencio, Inc., a leading pioneer in the development of a multiplex cardiac proteomics blood biomarker test that assists ER physicians and cardiologists in assessing obstructive heart disease. Rhonda also serves as a board director for OtoNexus Medical Technologies, La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology, and previously Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association (WBBA). She earned an MBA from UCLA and a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Washington State University.
Mark Burns, PhDPresident & Chief Scientific Officer, Director
Dr. Burns is the scientific founder of Aminex. Mark earned a PhD at the University of Michigan and post-doctoral training in bio-organic chemistry at Rice University. During his over 20 years of experience in biotechnology Mark led the discovery efforts resulting in Aminex’s AMXT 1501/DFMO assets. Mark has obtained 15 U.S. Patents and published 21 scientific papers. He has extensive experience in the fields of medicinal, combinatorial, enzyme inhibitor design, analytical and process chemistry.
Jack RoslingBoard Observer
Jack Rosling’s entrepreneurial history includes ownership and executive positions in the international steel trade, industrial raw materials, refrigerated warehousing, and drug development/diagnostics. With Tom Graham and Don Mowat, Jack was an active director of Bainbridge Sciences, Oridigm Corporation, MediQuest Therapeutics, and (until recently) Aminex Therapeutics. He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration and economics from Whitman College.
Don is a serial entrepreneur. He has founded or co-founded 14 companies, three political non-profits and one of the largest private schools in Texas, Regents School of Austin. He currently serves as Chairman and CEO of PJS of Texas, Inc. which he founded 36 years ago. PJS is one of the largest privately-owned commercial cleaning companies in Texas employing over 4,000 people. He also serves on the board of Core Fellowship. Don received his bachelors degree from Western Washington University and continued his graduate studies at Dallas Theological Seminary.