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Jane Shaab


Jane Shaab

Jane Shaab serves as Assistant Vice President for Economic Development, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Executive Director UM BioPark and Senior Vice President and Secretary of the UMB Health Sciences Research Park Corporation.

Jane Shaab has been associated with the University of Maryland for fifteen years. Prior to coming to the University, Jane served as Executive Director of The Greater Baltimore Technology Council; Director of Economic Development for the Maryland Chamber of Commerce; Director of National Marketing for Maryland Economic Growth Associates, Inc. (MEGA) and as a marketing consultant to The Greater Baltimore Committee.

As Executive Director, Jane is charged with the development and management of the UM BioPark, fast emerging as Baltimore’s leading Innovation District. The City’s largest cluster of life sciences companies are located in this fourteen acre world-class biomedical research center immediately adjacent to the UMB campus in the west Baltimore community of Poppleton. Today over thirty companies and institutes are headquartered in the UM BioPark employing over 850 people. The UM BioPark has embarked on a new phase of development with the Maryland Proton Treatment Center opening this spring and Wexford’s new 250,000 square foot lab and office innovation hub soon under construction. The UM BioPark proudly partners every day with the Southwest Partnership, a coalition of the seven communities surrounding the BioPark, focused on improving the quality of life of residents, businesses and visitors.

Jane is a graduate of Rosemont College, Rosemont, Pennsylvania, and the Goucher College Business Management Institute.

Jane serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Central Maryland Transportation Alliance; is a member of the Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) Life Sciences Committee; serves as a member of the Innovation Park @ Rutgers External Advisory Board and is a former member of the Association of University Research Parks (AURP) Board of Directors.

Jane serves as a member of the Southwest Partnership LLC Board of Directors.

Jane serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the B & O Railroad Museum and as a founding member of the Poe Baltimore Board of Trustees.

Jane has been honored as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women in 1997, 1999 and 2001 and as a permanent member of Maryland’s Top 100 Women Circle of Excellence.

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AffiliationUniversity of Maryland BioPark
LocationBaltimore, MD