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Georgia Bio Welcomes Kristina Forbes as Senior Director of Member Engagement


The board and staff of Georgia Bio are delighted to announce the newest member of our team: Kristina Forbes, who officially joined Georgia Bio as our full-time Senior Director of Member Engagement.  This newly created role will increase the depth of Georgia Bio’s collaboration with our members as we continue to amplify learning and engagement across our community, and strengthen the voice of life sciences in Georgia.

“Kristina’s role will enable Georgia Bio to keep its finger on the pulse of our growing membership, as we continue to inform and strengthen the voice of Georgia’s innovative biotech, medtech and digital health sectors,” said Maria Thacker Goethe, Georgia Bio’s Acting President and CEO.  “We trust her passion for and commitment to member engagement, community growth, and partner development will serve her well as a member of the Georgia Bio team.” 

Kristina comes to Georgia Bio with a depth of experience in association management and member engagement, in her role as Director of Business Development for the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG).  There, her work focused on expanding the TAG network and onboarding new members. Kristina brings with her a rich background across a spectrum of community engagement initiatives and organizations that we are sure will help to provide more value to members and growth of the sector. 

She achieved her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Georgia and was raised in Alpharetta. In addition to her work at TAG, Kristina previously worked with the Boy Scouts of America and Chi Phi Educational Trust, bringing more than sixyears of experience in non-profit membership and fundraising. Kristina lives in Midtown Atlanta and has been a volunteer member of Rotary International, Cobb County Chamber of Commerce, Delta Gamma and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her dog and baking apple pies.

Kristina may be reached at kforbes@gabio.orgor 404-920-2043.