Leslie Alexander

Dr. Alexandre is President and CEO of Life Science Washington, an independent, non-profit 501(c)(6) trade association whose mission is to stimulate life science innovation, job creation and ecosystem vibrancy across Washington state through engagement, collaboration, promotion, and advocacy. She is a 30-year veteran of the life science and health care industries. Her background includes leadership roles in companies ranging in size from startup to Fortune 500, the National Institutes of Health and prominent research institutions.

As President and CEO of the internationally renowned North Carolina Biotechnology Center from 2002-2007, Dr. Alexandre led the development and execution of an extremely successful strategic plan for growing the economy statewide through biotechnology.

Dr. Alexandre previously served as Assistant Director of Industrial Relations for the National Cancer Institute, led corporate affairs for Oncormed, served in senior health policy positions for two U.S. senators, and was the primary liaison between EDS and the Washington, DC health policy community.

Dr. Alexandre is the recipient of numerous business awards and other honors, and has extensive experience serving on corporate, academic and non-profit boards.