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David L. Lucchino Joins Babson College’s Board of Trustees

Babson College announces that David L. Lucchino has joined the College’s Board of Trustees.

Lucchino Image.jpgBabson College announces that David L. Lucchino has joined the College’s Board of Trustees. Semprus BioSciences co-founder David L. Lucchino served as Chief Executive Officer and President of the company until its acquisition by Teleflex Medical, Inc. (NYSE: TFX). He continues to serve as a vice president of Semprus BioSciences overseeing the Sustain™ Technology for this 13,000-employee multi-national medical technology manufacturer.

Mr. Lucchino, 44, co-founded Semprus BioSciences while attending Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Under Mr. Lucchino’s stewardship, Semprus BioSciences grew from two to 40 employees, secured $28.5 million in venture capital financing, $5.4 million in federal funding, and received regulatory approval from the FDA and the European Union for its first medical device product.

Mr. Lucchino is a member of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council and is a Trustee of Mt. Auburn Hospital, a Harvard Medical School teaching facility in Cambridge, MA. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), the national trade association representing the U.S. medical device industry from 2010 to 2013, and served on AdvaMed's International Board Committee and the Emerging Growth Company Counsel.

A sought-after speaker and trusted business leader in Boston’s biotechnology and medical technology communities, Mr. Lucchino regularly appears on industry panels. He also has served as a guest lecturer on entrepreneurship and innovation at colleges and universities including MIT (2007 through 2013); University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business (2010); Harvard Business School (2009 and 2010); Harvard Medical School (2010, 2011 and 2012); and the University of Pittsburgh (2012), where Mr. Lucchino delivered the Michael G. Wells lecture as part of Translation Science 2012.

He was selected by the Boston Business Journal as one of Boston’s 40 under 40 leading executives, has appeared as an industry commentator on the WGBH-FM (NPR) program Innovation Hub, and is a contributor to the Cognoscenti forum, the Boston Business Journal, and website for WBUR-FM (NPR).

Mr. Lucchino began his career as a technology marketing executive. He co-founded Semprus BioSciences while earning his MBA as an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also earned a Master of Science degree from Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Denison University. He is a former member of the Board of Governors for the Sloan Fellows program.

Mr. Lucchino is active with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), where he was part of an expedition that climbed Alaska’s Mt. McKinley, North America's tallest mountain, and spent 95 days living in the Rocky Mountains as part of a leadership training program. In 2013, Mr. Lucchino was honored by NOLS as the recipient of the 2013 NOLS Alumni Service Award. The Alumni Service Award “is given to a devoted [NOLS] alumnus who has served the school in exemplary ways as NOLS pursues its mission to teach leadership, conservation, and outdoor skills.” He most recently rafted down Idaho’s “River of No Return,” the Salmon River, with NOLS.

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By Barbara Spies Blair, 781-239-4621, blairb@babson.edu | 11/20/2013 12:00 AM