Pharmaceutical company Nutley strengthens its management team with a new head of office, government affairs and policy
Eisai Inc., based in Nutley, announced Monday that it has expanded its leadership team to include Tricia Brooks as vice president and chief office officer, government affairs and policy.
Brooks will be responsible for developing and leading the government affairs and public policy function, guiding, representing and growing the work of the Nutley-based pharmaceutical company to create a network of bipartisan relationships with key influencers and decision makers who enable the company to build on the Eisai Human Healthcare Mission.
Brooks will also lead the development of federal and state government strategies aligned with achieving company, disease and brand goals.
“We are delighted to welcome Tricia to the Eisai leadership team,” said Alex Scott, Executive Vice President, Integrity, Eisai Inc. “Tricia brings an impressive and diverse background in business and government policy. …His strong knowledge and deep understanding of legislative, reimbursement and regulatory processes will be crucial to our policy-driven efforts as we seek to innovate together for the benefit of the patients we serve and their families.
With more than 25 years of experience in advocacy, lobbying and policy development, Brooks has a proven track record in cultivating alliances, advancing federal and state advocacy programs and developing, leading and motivating high performing teams.
Brooks joins Eisai from Ardelyx Inc., where as Vice President, Government Affairs and Policy, she led the development, implementation and execution of government affairs and policy strategies for this emerging company. as she worked to bring her first commercially available product to the United States. Brooks has also held leadership positions in the healthcare ecosystem, including the Alliance of Community Health Plans, Novo Nordisk, Biotechnology Industry Organization, and the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.