KansasBio chief executive to retire

KansasBio said its founding CEO will be retiring following its annual meeting next week.

The state trade group for bioscience firms said Angela Kreps will retire Thursday.

“Under her tenure, our organization has grown from a small roster of 30 enthusiastic members to the robust 160+ member organization,” KansasBio chairman Wayne Carter said in a statement.

Carter said in the statement that Kreps will be under contract to manage a few of the group’s programs through March, including its One Health Summit.

“As Angela explained to me, she has had the great fortune of leading our organization for nearly a decade and has accomplished much in that time,” Carter said. “I couldn’t agree more. However, she believes it is time for the next leader to make their mark on the organization’s next ten years.”

The organization, founded in 2004, will hold its annual meeting and a 10-year anniversary celebration at the Hallbrook Country Club in Leawood.