Tuesday, Mar 26, 1985

Susan Atkins Joins Genentech

South San Francisco, Calif. -- March 26, 1985 --

Susan E. Atkins, 38, has joined Genentech, Inc., the South San Francisco biotechnology firm, as Director of Corporate Communications.

Ms. Atkins has held several public relations positions in the Bay Area including Director of Public Affairs at SRI International, Communications Vice President at Guild Wineries and Distilleries, and most recently, Group Vice President at Ketchum Public Relations.

Additionally, Ms. Atkins worked in corporate communications in her native Oklahoma at Cities Service Oil Company and The Williams Companies and taught journalism at the University of Tulsa. She earned an MBA from Pepperdine University and holds a master's degree in Mass Communications and a B.A. in Journalism, both from the University of Oklahoma.

At Genentech, Ms. Atkins will be primarily involved in financial and media relations and product marketing.

Genentech, Inc. was founded in 1976 and is a leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of recombinant DNA products primarily for human health care. The company has developed products with application in the treatment of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and growth disorders.

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