Pitch-Off Keynote Speaker: Kenn Turner

President & CEO, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

Kenn Turner is President & CEO of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC), an economic development and investment agency dedicated to supporting the growth and development of the life sciences in Massachusetts. He directs and oversees the center's operations, investment strategy, programs, and partnerships.

Prior to joining the MLSC, Kenn served as Director of Diversity & Inclusion/Compliance with Massport. He oversaw and managed the Authority's multiple diversity programs including business and supplier diversity and workforce diversity, as well as all compliance initiatives associated with Massport's Disadvantaged/Minority/Women Business Enterprise Programs.

A retired U.S. Navy Captain and submarine nuclear weapons officer with 26 years of service, Kenn holds a B.S. degree in Liberal Arts from Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, LA.