AZBio Board of Directors

David A. Dexter

General Manager, Joint Ventures, for the Quest Diagnostics Operations in Arizona

President & CEO for Sonora Quest Laboratories, LLC

President & CEO for Laboratory Sciences of Arizona, LLC

David A. Dexter is the General Manager, Joint Ventures, for the Quest Diagnostics Operations in Arizona, serving as President & CEO for Sonora Quest Laboratories, LLC, a joint venture between Quest Diagnostics (a Fortune 200 company) and Banner Health (the largest non-secular health delivery system in the U.S.) and as President & CEO for Laboratory Sciences of Arizona, LLC, which provides management oversight and strategic direction for 30 Hospital and Rapid Response laboratories supporting Banner Health Hospitals, Academic Medical Centers and Cancer Centers across the state of Arizona and 5 western states.

Sonora Quest Laboratories and Laboratory Sciences of Arizona together make up one of the largest integrated laboratory networks in the nation, with more than 3,500 employees serving the entire continuum of healthcare.
The Arizona Corporate Excellence (ACE) Awards recognized David as the ‘CEO of the Year’ for Arizona in 2008. The Phoenix Business Journal selected David as one of the ‘Top 25 Most Admired CEOs in the Valley’ for 2009. David was the recipient of G2 Intelligence Lab Institute’s 2014 Public Service National Leadership Award for Business Innovation and Creativity. In 2015, David was the recipient of the ‘Southwest Alliance for Excellence Leadership Award’.

In 2020, AZ Business Leaders recognized David as one of the Top 5 Bioscience Leaders in Arizona, and David was recognized by the Arizona Capitol Times as one of the Top 3 Technology Leaders in Arizona.

The Better Business Bureau selected SQL as their ‘Business Ethics Award’ recipient for 2011. Arizona Business Magazine and Best Companies AZ recognized Sonora Quest Laboratories as one of the ‘Top 40 Most Admired Companies in Arizona’ for 2010 through 2019. Ranking Arizona recognized Sonora Quest Laboratories as the #1 Bioscience Firm in Arizona for 2012 through 2020.
Sonora Quest Laboratories was the recipient of the 2017 Arizona ‘Exceptional Innovator Impact Award’ for large companies from The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. The Business Journal recognized SQL as their 2017 Corporate Philanthropy Community Impact recipient for large companies in Arizona. The Business Journal recognized SQL/LSA as a ‘2017 Best Companies to Work’ – large company category.

David is a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt and he serves on the Board and as Board Chair for Health Current (Arizona’s Health Information Exchange), the National Leadership Council for eHealth Initiative, the Board of Directors for the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Board of Directors of the Arizona Bioscience Association, as a Board Member and Health Committee Member of the Greater Phoenix Leadership Council, and on the Flinn Foundation’s 2021 Arizona Bioscience Roadmap council. David is also a member of the American Cancer Society’s CEOs Against Cancer, and the JDRF Board of Chancellors.