Wendy Dixon, Ph.D.
Board Member & Chair, Compensation Committee
Dr. Dixon has served as a director and chair of compensation committee of Zevra Therapeutics since May 2023. She has more than 40 years of biopharmaceutical industry experience in drug development with leadership roles in regulatory affairs and commercial capabilities. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Arivinas, Inc., Black Diamond Therapeutics, Inc., and Iovance Biotherapeutics, Inc. Previously, Dr. Dixon served on the Boards of Directors of Alkermes plc, Ardea Biosciences, Inc., bluebird bio, Inc., Dentsply International, Furiex Pharmaceuticals, Orexigen Therapeutics, Sesen Bio, Inc. (formerly Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc.), and Voyager Therapeutics, Inc.
Dr. Dixon was Chief Marketing Officer and President of Global Marketing at Bristol Myers Squibb for eight years and served as a Senior Vice President of Marketing at Merck for five years. Earlier in her career, she held executive management positions at West Pharmaceuticals, Osteotech and Centocor, as well as roles at SmithKline and French (now GlaxoSmithKline) in marketing, regulatory affairs, project management and as a biochemist. Dr. Dixon holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry and an M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Natural Science from the University of Cambridge.