Colorado BioScience Association Announces Departure of President & CEO, Jennifer Jones Paton

Board of Directors to Begin Comprehensive Search for Replacement

DENVER – Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) announced Jennifer Jones Paton’s plans to transition from her President & CEO role. Jennifer has served as chief executive of the organization since 2018. She joined CBSA in 2016 as Vice President, overseeing Policy + Advocacy.

Bob Reddy, Vice President of Global Marketing, Medical Education and Training, Medtronic Enabling Technologies, CBSA Board of Directors Chair, said:
“Jennifer led Colorado BioScience Association through a period of extraordinary growth for life sciences in our state. Her leadership in rebranding CBSA and work to champion the ecosystem has raised our profile with Colorado’s business community, and investors and partners across the country. She worked closely with the talented CBSA team to support members’ needs during the pandemic with virtual education and digital engagement. We will miss Jennifer, and we look forward to identifying a new leader who can build on her accomplishments.”

The CBSA Board of Directors will launch a comprehensive search for her replacement. Jones Paton will remain in her leadership role at CBSA to provide continuity during the transition.

Kathleen (Kiki) Traylor, M.D., Director of State Government Affairs, Amgen, CBSA Board of Directors Vice Chair, said:
“Under Jennifer’s leadership, CBSA deepened its relationships with state policymakers and connected members directly to Colorado’s Congressional delegation and the CDC. Additionally, the state is investing to support promising life sciences researchers and emerging companies with a renewed commitment to the Advanced Industries Accelerator Grant Program.”

During the search for a new CBSA President & CEO, board leaders will work closely with CBSA sponsors, partners, members, and the CBSA team to ensure a seamless handoff and continued leadership on CBSA priorities.

Jennifer Jones Paton, CBSA President and CEO, said:
“I’m grateful to Bob, Kiki, and the CBSA Board of Directors for their leadership and support. Together with the CBSA team, we have collaborated with our members, sponsors, and partners to build a pro-innovation environment for life sciences in Colorado. Our ecosystem continues to raise capital at a record pace. We’re seeing companies at all stages of commercialization choose Colorado for investment and growth. I want to thank our board, team, members, sponsors, and partners for their dedication to our life sciences community. CBSA is in a strong position for future success.”

Jones Paton plans to stay closely connected to her colleagues and friends in Colorado’s life sciences community while she focuses on her baby daughter.

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Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) creates co-opportunity for the Colorado life sciences community. CBSA champions a collaborative life sciences ecosystem and advocates for a supportive business climate. From concept to commercialization, member companies and organizations drive global health innovations, products and services that improve and save lives. The association leads Capital and Growth, Education and Networking, Policy and Advocacy, and Workforce Cultivation to make its members stronger, together. Learn more:

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