John Heffernan, Principal
John Heffernan represents a diverse clientele focused on biotechnology and life sciences, as well as other sectors within the innovation economy. He is a seasoned professional in coalition building, government affairs and economic development.
He was formerly a member of the senior management team at the Massachusetts Biotechnology Association, the largest life sciences trade association in the world, where he oversaw federal and state policy, as well as economic development. He spearheaded efforts to create and maintain a climate in which the life sciences industry can thrive. He also led an effort to revitalize the Massachusetts Biotech Caucus, which creates a venue to educate legislative staff, elected and appointed officials and other stakeholders on the vital role innovation plays in the local economy and global healthcare.
John is a native of Boston and received a Bachelor of Arts from Fordham University and successfully completed the Emerging Leaders Program at the Center for Collaborative Leadership at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.