Colorado BioScience Association Appoints Emily Roberts as New Vice President

Roberts to Oversee Policy and Communications at Life Science Organization

DENVER – Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) announces the appointment of Emily Roberts to vice president. Roberts takes over the role from Jennifer Jones Paton, who was named CBSA President and CEO in November of 2018. Roberts will oversee Colorado BioScience Association’s policy and advocacy work at the state and federal level, and collaborate with Colorado BioScience Association’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. Emily also focused on state government relations and alliance development for four years at the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), before she joined PhRMA.

Jennifer Jones Paton, CBSA President & CEO, says:

“We’re thrilled to welcome Emily to Colorado BioScience Association. 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.”

Emily Roberts, CBSA Vice President, says:

“It’s an exciting time to join Colorado BioScience Association and support the thriving bioscience industry here in Colorado. 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 vice president of CBSA, 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.

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

About the Colorado BioScience Association

Colorado BioScience Association champions life science. We serve as the hub of Colorado’s thriving bioscience sector by connecting innovators to funding, infrastructure, research and talent. From promising young companies to established corporations and institutions, we provide opportunities for networking, education and professional development. We grow the bioscience workforce and lead business expansion policies to advance the industry in our state. CBSA represents more than 350-member organizations, including biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostic, ag bio and mobile digital health companies, research and academic institutions and service providers. Learn more about us at

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