ACRO Leadership

The Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO) is lead by a distinguished team of business, drug development and technology experts that comprise ACRO’s Board of Directors. Our Board of Directors is dedicated to advocating on behalf of safe, ethical clinical trials that protect patients and ensure high-quality results.

All Regular ACRO members maintain a seat on our Board of Directors. In addition, our Board’s Executive Committee is made up of the current ACRO Chair, Vice-Chair, and the immediate Past-Chair.

Board of Directors

Jackie Kent

Chief Customer Officer, Medidata Solutions

Paul Kirchgraber

ACRO Vice-Chair & CEO, Labcorp Drug Development

Steve Cutler

Past Chair & CEO, ICON

Michael Brooks

Chief Development Officer & Global Head Clinical Development Solutions, Syneos Health

Cynthia Verst

President Clinical Operations, IQVIA

Suresh Katta

Chief Executive Officer, Saama Technologies

David Coman

Chief Executive Officer, Science37

Henry McNamara

SVP & GM, Oracle Health Sciences

Scott Connor

Chief Marketing Officer, Signant Health

Peyton Howell

Chief Commercial and Strategy Officer, Parexel

Karen Kaucic

Chief Medical Officer, PPD Clinical Research, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Matt McCarty

Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, Clario

Henry Levy

General Manager, Veeva

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ACRO Staff

Working together with ACRO’s member companies, our staff is committed to leveraging their collective experience in public policy, clinical research, communications and government relations to advance ACRO’s mission on behalf of our industry.

Doug Peddicord

Executive Director

Karen Noonan

Senior Vice President, Global Regulatory Policy

Anina Adelfio

Vice President, Industry Relations

Sophia McLeod

Director of Government Relations

Aislinn Quinn

Membership and Communications Coordinator