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MK&S' HEIDI NEBEL, KEMIN'S DR. CHRISTOPHER NELSON NAMED IOWA BIOTECH LEADERS OF THE YEAR
American Cultivation Corridor reports:

Heidi Nebel
Heidi S. Nebel, J.D., Managing Partner and Chair of the Biotechnology and Chemical Practice Group at McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC, and Dr. Christopher E. Nelson, President and CEO of Kemin Industries were honored with the 2022 Iowa Biotech Leaders of the Year awards at the 2022 Iowa Biotech Showcase & Conference earlier this month. America's Cultivation Corridor is proud to sponsor this award and congratulates both well-deserving winners!

Nebel has more than 30 years of experience in the legal industry supporting biotechnology, through applications such as agricultural innovations, vaccine technologies, and plant patents. She is a thought leader in the field of agricultural biotechnology, as evidenced by her international reputation as a preeminent authority on plant biotechnology.

Nebel was recently appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to hold a seat on the prestigious United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Patent Public Advisory Committee, where she serves as a strong representative for Iowa's biotechnology community on the national stage. She is the first woman to be Managing Partner of McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC, a Des Moines-area law firm that specializes in intellectual property.

Dr. Nelson is president and CEO of Kemin Industries. Under his leadership over nearly 30 years, Kemin Industries has quadrupled in size to operate more than 18 manufacturing facilities on six continents, with business operations in more than 90 countries. With annual revenue exceeding $1 billion, Kemin Industries is dedicated to its vision of sustainability transforming the quality of life for 80% of the world's population.

Chris Nelson
Dr. Nelson has done tremendous work to advance STEM education across the state of Iowa, all while running a global animal and human health company that has been critical to making Iowa a leader in innovation on the global stage.


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