Mike McBrierty is Associate Director, State Public Policy & Government Affairs for global biopharmaceutical leader Biogen. He is responsible for promoting Biogen’s state-level policy interests in the southern region of the United States and works closely with industry, patient community and state government groups across his territory to advance policies that support the research, development, and delivery of innovative biopharmaceutical products that improve human health. Before joining Biogen’s Government Affairs team in 2013, Mike was the public affairs lead at Biogen’s Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina site and served as North Carolina Director of the Biogen Foundation and member of the company’s RTP Leadership Team.
Prior to Biogen, Mike was Manager, Global Government Affairs for SAS Institute, the world’s largest privately-held software corporation. Mike began his career at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as Program Coordinator for the Brazil-U.S. Business Council where he ran member services and programs. Mike earned a Master of Public Policy from Duke University’s Terry Sanford School of Public Policy and a B.A. magna cum laude in Latin American Studies and Political Science from Texas A&M University.