BRI Names Homer W. Lane Jr. Chief Financial Officer

Seattle, WA

SEATTLE - (Aug. 5, 2011) –Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) has named Homer W. Lane Jr. as chief financial officer and chief administrative officer. He will lead financial planning and budgeting, general accounting, external reporting and tax compliance functions supporting BRI’s operational and business needs. Additionally, Lane will manage facilities, information technology and administrative services at BRI. “We are most pleased to have a research executive of Mr. Lane’s knowledge and experience join our senior management team at BRI,” says Jack Nagan, BRI Executive Director.

“BRI is recognized as an international leader in medical and immune system research. I’m excited to be in Seattle and to leverage my experience in support of BRI’s mission of finding the causes and cures for autoimmune diseases,” says Lane.

Most recently, Lane served as chief financial officer for The Marine Biological Laboratory, a research and educational institution based in Woods Hole, Mass. In that role, he was responsible for all financial functions, including budgeting, financial planning, investment selection and intellectual property control, and oversaw the Office of Sponsored Programs.  Prior to that, he spent more than two decades in the banking industry and held positions in investment banking, treasury, global services and commercial lending areas.

Lane has a master’s degree in business administration from Columbia University Business School. He is an active member of the Association of Independent Research Institutes (AIRI) and currently the organization’s vice president of member communications.

About Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason
Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI), founded in 1956, is an international leader in immune system and autoimmune disease research, translating discoveries to real-life applications. Autoimmune disease happens when the immune system, designed to protect the body, attacks it instead. BRI is one of the few research institutes in the world dedicated to discovering causes and cures to eliminate autoimmune diseases such as Type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, arthritis and many others. Visit or Facebook/BenaroyaResearch for more information about BRI, clinical studies and the more than 80 different types of autoimmune diseases.

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