Indianapolis-based BioCrossroads has promoted Brian Stemme (pictured) to senior vice president for industry engagement.  Also, Lori LeRoy (pictured) has been promoted to executive vice president of communications.

Stemme previously served as project director. He has worked at BioCrossroads for 15 years and has been a part of several organizational priorities, including the formation of AgriNovus, the creation of BioCrossroadsLINX and support for seed-stage investment funds. 

In his new role, Stemme will organize cross-sector collaboration and innovation activities across CICP’s branded initiatives, 16 Tech and IBRI; partner with economic and workforce development organizations and manage relationships with corporate and academic partners throughout the state.

LeRoy most recently served as vice president of communications. She will continue to lead BioCrossroads’ public relations, marketing, advertising and events and is responsible for content development for the organization.

LeRoy also works cross-organizationally with other local/state organizations and stakeholders on public relations efforts. In her 12 years at BioCrossroads, some of her accomplishments include the creation and development of several brands to better promote Indiana’s life science industry, including the Indiana Life Sciences Summit, Frameworx events, BioSpeakIndiana.com, the BioCrossroads’ social media channels and INscience.