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Advaxis Appoints Tom Ridge, America’s First Secretary of Homeland Security and 43rd Governor of Pennsylvania, to Board of Directors

Princeton-based Advaxis, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing cancer immunotherapies, announced the appointment of The Honorable Tom Ridge, the first Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and 43rd Governor of Pennsylvania, to the Company’s Board of Directors.

“We are very excited to have Governor Ridge join Advaxis’s Board of Directors,” said Daniel J. O’Connor, president and Chief Executive Officer of Advaxis. “Tom’s extensive experience and leadership in both the private and public sector, plus his background in strategic business development and executive guidance, will be an invaluable asset to the Board as we continue to grow and expand development of our Lm Technology(TM) cancer immunotherapy platform.”

Gov. Ridge currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Ridge Global, offering clients comprehensive risk evaluation to decrease security risks, with a specific emphasis on helping organizations become cyber resilient.

Gov. Ridge holds a degree from Harvard College and a law degree from Penn State University – Dickinson Law, and has been awarded honorary degrees and awards from many national and international academic institutions. He is a past recipient of the Biotechnology Industry Organization’s “Outstanding Governor of the Year Award” in recognition of his leadership in making Pennsylvania a biotech destination for employers.

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