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Board- Jon Denissen

TREASURER, Senior Vice President, PPD
Sector: Clinical Research Organization

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

About PPD:  PPD is a leading global contract research organization that provides comprehensive and integrated drug development, laboratory, and lifecycle management services. PPD works with various clients and partners, including pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, academic, and government organizations. PPD strives to help its clients and partners navigate drug development costs and make the delivery of transformative therapies to improve health more effectively.

Bio Highlights:  Jon Denissen, Ph.D., serves as Senior Vice President of PPD® Laboratories GMP and Bioanalytical labs.  In this role, he is responsible for the operational leadership, strategy, quality, and financial oversight of the GMP and Bioanalytical lab organizations, which consist of more than 2500 employees located in Middleton, Wisconsin, Richmond, Virginia, and Athlone, Ireland.  PPD is a global contract research organization that provides comprehensive laboratory and clinical drug development services, working with health care companies to bring life-changing therapies to patients.

Before joining PPD in 2015, Jon held several executive leadership positions at the global contract research organization Covance in Madison, Wisconsin.  He began his scientific career with Abbott Laboratories, holding positions of increasing responsibility in drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics and contributing to several novel, marketed pharmaceuticals.

Dr. Denissen earned a B.S. degree in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.  Jon has authored over 50 peer-reviewed scientific publications and holds multiple patents.

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