William L. Ashton, MEd

Healthcare Business

Ashton_williamAssociate Provost and Senior Vice President of Strategic Business Development
Founding Dean, Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy
Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Business


Pharmaceutical sales and marketing, management, distribution, contracting, and pricing for pharmaceutical and biotech products, reimbursement issues in health policy, government affairs, sales, marketing, learner-centered methods of teaching.

About Mr. Ashton

Ashton is a Fortune 100 senior executive with more than 28 years of experience in biotechnology and pharmaceutical leadership and management. Ashton recently retired from a lengthy career at Amgen Inc., the world’s leading biotech firm, where he served as vice president of corporate and government affairs (2003–2005) and vice president of sales (1996-2003), and was directly responsible for strategy development and execution of plan of action for key government agencies including Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Office of Inspector General, General Accounting Office, Office of Management and Budget, and MedPAC.

He is on the boards of the National Osteoporosis Foundation, Friends of the National Library of Medicine (NIH), and a commissioner for the Medical Representatives National Certificate Commission. He received his BS from California University of Pennsylvania and his MS from the University of Pittsburgh.

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