The Association of Biotechnology Companies (ABC), a 270- member international organization based in Washington, D.C., has named William E. Small as its executive director. He began his duties February 3.

Small has spent much of his career working for health-care associations in Washington. For the past year, he has been director of communications for the American Nurses Association. From 1989 to 1991, he served as deputy executive vice president for management and operations at the American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery. Between 1986 and 1989, he was executive director of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases.

Small has also served as director of media and information services for the American Medical Association, editor of the American Pharmaceutical Association's magazine American Pharmacy, and chief of the National Bureau of Standards' information activities division. In 1969 and 1970, he was a staffer for the United States Senate Committee on Public Works....

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