OraSure Techologies Inc., a diagnostics company that has landed US government contracts to provide coronavirus testing kits, is parting ways with its general counsel Agnieszka “Aggie” Gallagher after seven months on the job.
The company disclosed in a June 9 securities filing that Gallagher—whom OraSure hired in November—will leave as of June 25. OraSure said “organizational changes” prompted Gallagher to terminate her employment with “good reason.”
Gallagher declined a request for comment. Amy Koch, an OraSure spokeswoman, also declined to discuss Gallagher’s pending departure beyond what the Bethlehem, Pa.-based company announced in its 8-K filing.
Bloomberg News reported in January that OraSure had signed nearly $555 million worth of contracts to conduct studies and supply rapid tests for Covid-19.
OraSure announced last month its appointment of a new CEO in Carrie Eglinton Manner. She succeeded interim CEO Nancy Gagliano, who will remain a board member after taking over April 1 from former CEO Stephen Tang. OraSure also said last month it would end its pursuit of “strategic alternatives” to boost shareholder value, such as a sale of the company or major investment.
Under the terms of her contract with OraSure, Gallagher can terminate her employment with “good