The California Life Sciences Association has a new board member: Jared Watkin, the senior vice president of Diabetes Care at Abbott Laboratories.

In addition, the trade association named William Newell as board chair. Newell, previously in the vice chair spot, is the CEO of Sutro Biopharma.

Melinda Richter is now vice chair. She’s the global head of Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS.

The California Life Sciences Association has offices in Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington D.C.