Maureen Nugent Franco, Chair

Maureen is a leader in the life sciences industry including executive roles in biotech and client service organizations. She is currently CEO at PRE Commercial, a marketing consultancy that advises early-stage life science organizations on market development. Prior to this she was CEO of Cambridge BioMarketing which became the leading healthcare agency helping biopharma organizations bring their life-saving therapeutics to patients with rare diseases. Under her leadership the agency executed innovative commercial programs, transformed patient and healthcare provider communications and managed the global launch of multiple specialty products. Ahead of this she spent over a decade at Genzyme Sanofi in the renal and rare disease divisions where she held several executive leadership roles in sales and marketing, global brand management and commercial development. Franco began her career in healthcare public relations and advertising. Her work has been focused on the intersection of high science and strategic communications with the patient always in the center. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in management and marketing from Boston College.