Executive Vice President, External Affairs
Kathleen Tregoning received her Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Stanford University and her master’s degree in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
She has more than 20 years of professional experience in policy, advocacy, stakeholder outreach and external engagement. She began her career in 1993 with Andersen Consulting in San Francisco and later served as a Policy Advisor and then Assistant Deputy Mayor in the Office of the Mayor for the City of Los Angeles.
In 2001, Kathleen moved to Washington DC where she served as a professional staff member in the US Congress, working for the chairmen of the House of Representatives Ways & Means Committee, the House Energy & Commerce Committee, and the Senate Budget Committee. In these positions she was a key resource for members of Congress on a wide range of health care issues including Medicare, Medicaid, prescription drugs, disease management, health care information technology, and post-acute care.
Kathleen joined Biogen in 2006 as Vice President, Public Policy & Government Affairs. Over the next nine years, she built the company’s first global government affairs team to advance policies that enable the delivery of innovative biopharmaceutical products to patients. In 2015, Kathleen was appointed Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs at Biogen, overseeing the company’s policy and advocacy engagement, corporate and employee communications, media relations, product communications and philanthropy/community outreach on a global basis.
She was appointed to her current position in February 2017.
Kathleen Tregoning is a citizen of the United States of America.