Amar Kamath, MBA ’97

Vice President of Marketing, BioReference Laboratories
Sparta, N. J.

College of Business graduate Kamath is on the executive team of BioReference Laboratories, which is the third largest, publicly held clinical laboratory in the United States. Beyond leading the marketing, Kamath is involved in business development, intellectual property management and licensing, and new market strategies.

Kamath’s experience has been in clinical, molecular and cancer diagnostics. His goal is to provide cost-effective and clinically relevant diagnostic services to help physicians become more effective in diagnosing and treating their patients. He specifically focuses on reducing sexually transmitted infections, personalizing cancer therapies and diagnosing genetic disorders early.

Kamath was the 2010 recipient of the College of Business Early Career Achievement Award. He travels from New Jersey back to Illinois State University twice a year to share his expertise as a member of the College of Business Advisory Council. He is making efforts to establish a COB Alumni Network in the New York City area.

Five Illinois State University alumni will receive awards for outstanding accomplishments at the annual Alumni Association Awards Recognition Dinner on Thursday, Feb. 16. The recipients, who will also be acknowledged during the Founders Day Convocation, are recognized for accomplishments in five categories: Outstanding Young Alumni Award, Alumni Achievement Award, E. Burton Mercier Alumni Service Award, Senator John W. Maitland Jr. Commitment to Education Award and Distinguished Alumni Award.

Register for the Alumni Recognition dinner on the Alumni website.