CBSA appoints Emily Roberts new association VP

Wednesday February 6, 2019 Tags: Denver, CBSA, Emily Roberts, Jennifer Jones Paton

DENVER -- Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) announced the appointment of Emily Roberts as the organization’s new vice president.CBSA_logoUSE

Roberts takes over the role from Jennifer Jones Paton, who was named CBSA president and CEO in November 2018.

Roberts will oversee CBSA’s policy and advocacy work at the state and federal level and collaborate with CBSA’s president & CEO and board of directors on the development and execution of strategic initiatives for continued growth of the association.

Roberts brings a strong background in public policy and advocacy work to CBSA, with deep bioscience industry expertise.

Before joining CBSA, she served as director of advocacy and strategic alliances at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), where she directed the We Work for Health program and raised awareness about the industry’s economic impact.

She also focused on state government relations and alliance development for four years at the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) before she joined PhRMA.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Emily to Colorado BioScience Association,” said Jennifer Jones Paton, CBSA president and CEO.

“We have seen her track record of success in previous roles. Emily comes to us with great experience within industry and we look forward to her implementing her proven expertise and skills to support Colorado’s bioscience sector and the patients our members serve.”

“It’s an exciting time to join Colorado BioScience Association and support the thriving bioscience industry here in Colorado,” said Roberts.

“I look forward to collaborating with CBSA partners and our policymakers at the state and federal level to continue growing a positive business environment for our bioscience innovators.”

As CBSA VP, Roberts will work with partners including advanced industries groups, economic development organizations, policymakers, and non-profit organizations to develop programs that support the health and growth of Colorado’s bioscience sector.

Roberts holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Vanderbilt University.