Board Members: Duane Roth
Duane J. Roth
Vice-Chair of the Governing Board of the CIRM (Bylaws: elected pursuant to Art. VIII, Sec. 2 of the ICOC Bylaws)
An executive officer of a Commercial Life Science Entity
Duane J. Roth is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Alliance Pharmaceutical Corp., a research and development company focused on oxygen based therapeutics. Mr. Roth also serves as Chief Executive Officer of CONNECT. CONNECT is the globally recognized, non-profit organization fostering entrepreneurship in the San Diego region by catalyzing, accelerating, and supporting the growth of the most promising technology and life sciences businesses.
Prior to founding Alliance, Mr. Roth held senior management positions at American Home Products (now Wyeth) and Johnson & Johnson operating companies. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors and executive committees of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), the California Healthcare Institute (CHI), and BIOCOM (past Chair).
Mr. Roth serves on a number of advisory committees and boards of the University of California, including the President’s Board on Science and Innovation, the UCSD Cardiovascular Center (past Chair), the San Diego Science and Technology Council, the UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, the UCSD Rady School of Management, the Preuss Charter School (Chair), and the UC San Diego Foundation Board (past Chair). Mr. Roth is active in the San Diego community, serving on the board of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation (past Chair), the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Lincoln Club of San Diego (past Chair), the San Diego State University College of Business (past Chair), and as co-Chair of the Regional Housing Task Force on Affordable Housing. Mr. Roth is a member of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s California Commission For Jobs and Economic Growth. He is a graduate of Iowa Wesleyan College, where he serves as a trustee.