March’s Rising Star Breakfast: JAX Genomic Medicine, The Right Therapy at the Right Time for the Right Person

Mar 06, 2012

Come share your morning with some of Connecticut’s brightest rising stars! March 20th’s Rising Star Breakfast (7:30-9am at The Bushnell) will feature Dr. Charles E. Hewett, Ph.D. Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of The Jackson Laboratory.  We’ve got 10 tickets to give away!  Leave a comment on this blog post by noon on March 15th for a chance to attend free of charge!  (Winners will be notified via email on the 15th, preference will be given to those who have not won a RSB ticket in the last 6 months)

Charles HewettCharles (Chuck) Hewett has been serving on the lab since 2004. Throughout his tenure, he has overseen the launch of numerous research products and services, the modernization of mouse production facilities, completion of new research laboratories in Bar Harbor, and the relocation and expansion of the Lab’s California operation. In addition, Hewett and his team have placed the Lab on the most solid financial footings of its 80+ year history, even through the market collapse in 2008 – 2009. The surplus generated by the mouse and services business has approximately quintupled during this period while the Lab’s footprint on both coasts has nearly doubled.

Prior to his work at the Laboratory, Hewett was the CEO of Atlantic Energy Partners. It was here he successfully developed a $650 million underwater electric transmission system connecting Long Island, NY, to New Jersey which now provides almost one quarter of Long Island’s power. Throughout the mid 1990’s, Hewett served for three years as Chief Operating Officer of the Executive Branch of the State of Maine under Governor Angus King. Early in his career he held chief executive posts in international pharmaceuticals, electricity generation, and natural resource management. He has worked to develop companies, facilities and large projects in Europe and Asia as well as in North America. Hewett holds a Phi Beta Kappa BA from Williams College and MFS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University.


  1. 4 Sean Meehan 06 Mar
    Sounds like a great event!
  2. 3 Jeff Sullivan 06 Mar
    He sounds like a visionary and progressive leader. I would love to attend this event and hear Mr. Hewett speak. 
  3. 2 Beau Berman 07 Mar
    Genomic medicine is intriguing - should figure to be an interesting speaker and enjoyable breakfast.
  4. 1 Ed Perzanowski 08 Mar
    It will be interesting to hear Mr. Hewett's plan for Jackson Labs, UConn and what it will mean to the Bioscience CT effort at large.


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