Christine M. Simmon is the President & Chief Executive Officer of the Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI), a nonprofit educational organization serving more than 30,000 food and drug law professionals working in pharmaceutical, medical devices, biologics, food, dietary supplements, cosmetics, veterinary, tobacco, and cannabis-derived products, and providing them with a neutral venue to share perspectives and inform public policy, law, and regulation.
Before joining FDLI in 2022, Ms. Simmon had a 14-year career at the Association for Accessible Medicines, where she was the Executive Vice President and the Executive Director of its Biosimilars Council, a division which she co-founded. At AAM, which represents generic drug and biosimilars manufacturers, Ms. Simmon at various times led the policy, communications, international, strategic alliances, and legal functions and played a key role in the trade group’s growth into a top pharmaceutical organization. She also co-founded and served as executive sponsor of AAM’s Women in Health Policy (WiHP) networking group. She has testified before Congress, state legislatures, FDA, FTC, Wall Street investment firms, and the World Health Organization, and is a recognized thought leader in the generics and biosimilars space.
Ms. Simmon also has held senior policy positions at CVS Health, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and as a managing editor at Thompson Publishing. She has served as a director on non-profit boards including Healthcare Ready, the Dispensary of Hope, and the National Coalition on Health Care.
Ms. Simmon earned her J.D. at Georgetown University Law Center and her B.A. at Georgetown University.