Biotechnology executive brings 20 years of advocacy and leadership in the healthcare and government sectors to Concordance.
Concordance, a CARF accredited, re-entry non-profit headquartered in St. Louis, announced that Scott Brown, Regional Director of State Government Affairs at Vertex Pharmaceuticals, has joined the organization’s board of directors.
“I am thrilled that Scott has joined our board of directors,” said Danny Ludeman, Concordance Chairman & CEO. “His commitment to helping others through industry leading healthcare and biotechnology innovation coupled with his expertise in working with government agencies is a unique combination that is extremely valuable to Concordance. We are so fortunate to have Scott’s leadership as we work to improve the lives of our participants, bringing healing and hope to justice-involved individuals across the country.”
Brown has worked in the biotechnology and healthcare space for 20 years. In his current role at Vertex, Brown liaises with state and federal government agencies to advocate for advancing biotechnology. In his previous role, Brown led executive, legislative, and judicial branch engagements across a wide array of priorities as well as issues affecting the biotechnology industry.
“I am excited to join Concordance’s board of directors and partner with them to end the cycle of reincarceration in our country,” said Brown. “I am proud to leverage my experience in healthcare, biotechnology, and government organizations to help Concordance integrate new mental health and substance use treatment strategies and medications into their toolkit of services. I am humbled to support an organization that is creating a ripple effect in the lives of these individuals, their families, and our communities.”
Currently, Brown is the president-elect of the Missouri Biotechnology Association (MOBIO). In his prior roles, Scott was twice elected PhRMA Vice Chairman in Missouri, and appointed to the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) Criminal Justice Task Force. Brown earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Westminster College and is a graduate of the John F. Kennedy School of Government’s Executive Education Program at Harvard University.