People in the News: David Wellis, Ramona Walker, Leslie Auld | GenomeWeb

David Wellis has been named CEO of the San Diego Blood Bank. Wellis was previously president of BioAlta, president and CEO of GenVault, and in charge of product marketing at Illumina.

He replaces outgoing CEO Ramona Walker, who is retiring.


GeneNews has appointed Leslie Auld to serve on its board of directors. Auld is GeneNews' chief financial officer and has been with the company since 2010. She previously worked at Luminex Diagnostics as senior director of finance.

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