AZBio Board of Directors

Claudia Whitehead

Bioscience Healthcare Program Manager

City of Phoenix


Claudia brings more than 16 years as an economic development professional with diverse array of domestic and international experience with successful track record to attract and retain quality jobs and millions of dollars in business investment in the Phoenix region.

Innovative problem solving, creative strategic management and marketing has ensured positive economic growth on local, regional and international fronts. Multi-cultural experience combines with flexible and diplomatic communication to act as a liaison connecting businesses with resources and enhancing relations on multiple levels. Extensive business analysis, coordination and project management experience that achieves results.

Claudia’s responsibilities at the City of Phoenix includes the city’s bioscience strategic plan that includes ongoing development across the bioscience sector,  the expansion of  Phoenix Biomedical Campus and the CEI Incubator.  Through Claudia’s efforts, the City of Phoenix now hosts Arizona’s presence at the BIO International Convention.