Elizabeth Witherspoon, MBA, PH.D.
Director, Business DevelopmentDepartment: Corporate Communications
Elizabeth joined NCBiotech in August 2022. She is responsible for cultivating relationships with out-of-state life sciences companies and connecting them to opportunities in North Carolina. Elizabeth also leads marketing activities that continue to position North Carolina as an optimal location for expanding life science businesses among key stakeholders.
Previously, she served as a senior public relations specialist for Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering and Duke Materials Initiative. Elizabeth was a freelance writer for NCBiotech covering a variety of North Carolina’s life sciences success stories. Having been a communications teacher and principal of her own communications consulting firm, she gained valuable experience in researching topics, developing presentations, and pitching companies to obtain their business.
Elizabeth earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism and advertising from Louisiana State University, a master's in business administration from Old Dominion University, and completed her Ph.D. in mass communications at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.