Women Leaders in Pharma Interview: Courtney E. Stanton, Smithfield BioScience

Courtney E. Stanton
President of Smithfield BioScience and Vice President Bioproducts for Smithfield Foods, Inc.

The latest interview in the DCAT Alliance for Industry Women Committee’s Women Leaders in Pharma: An Interview Series features Courtney E. Stanton, President of Smithfield BioScience and Vice President Bioproducts for Smithfield Foods, Inc., a $15 billion global food company founded and headquartered in Smithfield, Virginia. Read her interview here.

Stanton leads the Smithfield BioScience strategic platform, leveraging bioproducts from the meat production process for the development of pharmaceuticals, regenerative medicine, nutraceuticals, and medical device solutions.

She joined Smithfield in 2015 and brings extensive experience in commercializing new ventures, business development, new product development, portfolio management, and acquisitions. She has played a pivotal role in establishing Smithfield as a leader in providing a range of biotechnology solutions in the areas of human therapeutics and tissue fabrication, and for growing Smithfield’s overall bioproducts business year-over-year.

Prior to joining Smithfield, Stanton held leadership positions at several large companies in the food industry, including Tate & Lyle, Fonterra U.S.A., and Tyson Foods. Throughout her career, Stanton has served in a variety of business development roles and was responsible for numerous successful ventures into new international markets.

In addition to DCAT, Stanton is a member of TERMIS and the Advanced Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI). She serves as an Advisor for the Animal Agtech Innovation Summit and the Georgia Research Alliance and Venture Fund. Stanton earned her B.A. in International Relations and Economics from Wellesley College and her MBA from Harvard Business School.

The Women Leaders in Pharma: An Interview Series provides employees of DCAT Member Companies with the opportunity to hear from women industry leaders on a variety of timely and relevant topics.

In each interview, the women leaders from various DCAT Member Companies share their insights on career development, leadership, mentoring, networking, and more. The interviews are published at least once per month and can be found at dcat.org/interviews, on social media, and in the Alliance for Industry Women’s LinkedIn group.

About the Alliance for Industry Women Committee
DCAT’s Alliance for Industry Women Committee aims to educate, inspire, and empower women in the pharmaceutical industry. DCAT Member Company employees can join the Alliance for Industry Women LinkedIn group to engage in dialogue and share relevant information and resources with industry colleagues.