Meet the Board – Matt Williams

Matt Williams, MBA

AbbVie – Vice President of State Government Affairs

Sector: Therapeutics

Location: Brookfield, Wisconsin / Chicago, Illinois

About AbbVie: At AbbVie, they believe the world needs new approaches to addressing today’s health issues — from life-threatening illness to chronic conditions. They combine advanced science, expertise and passion to solve serious health issues and have a remarkable impact on people’s lives. With ~29,000 employees and medicines in over 175 countries, AbbVie is uniting the best of pharma and the boldness of biotech, to innovate end-to-end approaches that make a real difference in people’s lives.

Bio Highlights: Matt Williams leads the AbbVie State Government Affairs function, with includes overseeing the identification of issues and development of proactive plans and objectives, policies and strategies on AbbVie priority issues before the 50 U.S. state legislatures and Puerto Rico.  He joined the company in 2014.

Prior to joining AbbVie, he was the Government Affairs and Policy Leader at GE Corporate / GE Healthcare Americas, where he was the lead executive responsible for policy creation and execution of GE Healthcare’s government affairs agenda in the 50 US states and the overall GE corporate government affairs lead in the Midwest region.  He is a two-time GE Healthcare President’s Award winner and served as a consultant to more than 100 sales leaders across the US and the GEHC Americas marketing leadership team.