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ATCC Expands Leadership Team to Provide Vision and Growth Strategy

News Release
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Promotes Rebecca Bradford to Vice President, Government Programs and Linda Johnson to Vice President of Licensing and Intellectual Property

Manassas, VA, United States

July 12, 2022

ATCC, the world's premier biological materials management and standards organization, today announced the promotion of Rebecca Bradford to the position of vice president, Government Programs in the ATCC Federal Solutions (AFS) business unit, and Linda Johnson to vice president, Licensing and Intellectual Property Management. Both positions will continue to bring leadership and vision to ATCC's growth strategy.

Rebecca Bradford, headshot

Since joining the company in 2004, Bradford has been essential to the expansion of AFS's client base and strengthened its infrastructure to support its growth strategy. Bradford and her team played a critical role in accelerating the development of countermeasures during multiple global public health emergencies, including the 2009 H1N1 Influenza pandemic, 2015-16 Zika epidemic, and COVID-19 pandemic. 

Bradford holds multiple degrees from Johns Hopkins University, including a Master of Business Administration from Carey Business School, a Master of Science in Bioinformatics, and a Master of Science in Biotechnology. Bradford serves as president of the Board of Directors for A Way Forward, a nonprofit organization in Fairfax, Virginia, and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Friends of the Alexandria Mental Health Center.

"My congratulations to Rebecca on her promotion," said Raymond H. Cypess, D.V.M., Ph.D., chairman and CEO of ATCC. "During her career at ATCC, Rebecca and her team have worked alongside ATCC's government partners to address the current pandemic and emerging priorities, including the recent outbreak of monkeypox across the globe." 

Linda Johnson, headshot

Johnson brings to ATCC more than 25 years of corporate development experience in the life science industry, identifying, negotiating, and managing complex strategic partnerships. Johnson's leadership has resulted in the expansion of several key initiatives, including licensing, inventions and intellectual property, patent deposits, and commercial contracts. 

Before joining ATCC in 2016, Johnson held business and strategic partnership roles at PATH, Senseonics, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Schering-Plough Pharmaceuticals, Redpoint Bio, The Mattson Jack Group, and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry and a Master of Public Administration. She is also a Registered Patent Agent licensed to practice with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

"Linda is responsible for the revitalization and growth of the Licensing and IP leadership team, responsible for overall strategy, management, and infrastructure," remarked Dr. Cypess. "Her work to enhance our technology transfer capabilities continues to fulfill ATCC's mission to support the global scientific enterprise."

About ATCC

ATCC is a premier global biological materials and information resource and standards organization and the leading developer and supplier of authenticated cell lines, microorganisms, and associated data for academia, industry, and government. With a history of scientific contributions spanning nearly a century, ATCC offers an unmatched combination of being the world’s largest and most diverse collection of biological reference materials and data, and is a mission-driven, trusted partner that supports and encourages scientific collaboration. ATCC products, services, partnerships, and people provide the global scientific community with credible, advanced, model systems to support complex research and innovations in basic science, drug discovery, translational medicine, and public health. ATCC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with headquarters in Manassas, Virginia, and a research and technology center of excellence in Gaithersburg, Maryland. 

Contact: Kim Testa, senior director, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs, ATCC, [email protected]

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