Gillian Mullins is the Managing Director of Alliance Development at the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), a national trade association representing approximately 1,100 biotechnology companies, located in Washington D.C. In this capacity she oversees BIO's external relationships with allied organizations, including: patient advocacy organizations, physician and payer groups, universities, venture capital organizations and the state-based bioscience trade groups that comprise the Council of State Biotechnology Association (CSBA). Gillian received her B.A. in Political Science from Miami University located in Oxford, OH. She is a native of Washington, D.C. and resides there with her husband John Mullins, CPA, and their daughter Keaveny Mullins, age 2.