Steve Brechbiel '13 web-smallQuintiles
RTA Membership Development Vice Chair

Steve Brechbiel is the Senior Director of Community Relations for Quintiles, the world’s largest provider of biopharmaceutical development and commercial outsourcing services. In this role, he leads Quintiles’ philanthropic and community programs with a particular focus on health and fitness, education in life sciences and women in science.

He joined Quintiles in 2000 as Director of Communications for the Global Clinical business unit, and later served as Director of Communications for Global Human Resources. Prior to joining Quintiles, he spent 17 years with Reichhold, a global manufacturer of specialty chemicals. Originally based in White Plains, NY, he was relocated to the Triangle in 1990 when the company centralized operations in RTP. Hired as a Decision Support Specialist in IT, his last position at Reichhold was Director, Corporate Communications, where he was responsible for all aspects of communications, public relations and community relations.

In addition to his RTA activities, Steve is vice-chair at the NC Center for Public Policy Research, and a member of the Board of Advisors at NC New Schools. He is also a member of the NC Graduation Task Force, and previously served on the Council on Educational Services for Exceptional Children.

Originally from Midland Park, New Jersey, Steve received his BS in Education with a concentration in English from Villanova University. He lives in Raleigh with his wife, Linda.