by Rachad Davis
March 24, 2017
Executive Director, Lynda and Stewart Resnick Center For Public Health, Milken Institute
Edward Greissing is executive director of the Lynda and Stewart Resnick Center for Public Health at the Milken Institute. He previously was senior vice president for corporate affairs and head of government affairs for Sanofi US.
For more than three decades, Greissing led corporate public affairs and industry advocacy initiatives, first at Upjohn Company and later at Sanofi. In those roles, he directly supported 10 chief executive officers and guided six of them as they served as officers and chairman of PMA/PhRMA, the biopharmaceutical industry trade association.
At Sanofi Greissing was responsible for a wide range of programs, including Chronic Disease Prevention and Wellness, Health Innovation and Health and Economic Policy. In addition, he created and directed initiatives focusing on patient health, internal and external communications, and corporate social responsibility. In recognition of his work, Greissing recently received the American Cancer Society Donald H. Gemson Cancer Prevention and Public Policy Award.
Before entering the industry in 1978, Greissing was on the staff of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee, where he contributed to a variety of investigations and reports. Prior to his work with the committee, Greissing served in the U.S. Army as a member of the Military Police honor detail which included supporting the Honor Guard at Arlington National Cemetery. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Holy Cross and master’s degree in congressional studies from Catholic University.