Stacey May Wierzba, MA

Director, Strategy & Outreach

About

Stacey May Wierzba is an award-winning public relations, outreach, advocacy, and communications professional with over 20 years of experience. She skillfully manages relationships with global organizations, association members, the scientific community, and the media. Stacey has created internal and external communications, including website content, crisis communications, public relations materials, and social media programs, for a variety of audiences.

In her most recent role, as the Director of Public Outreach for the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, Stacey developed and implemented outreach and communications strategies to increase awareness of the association and its innovative research. Her public outreach projects included a visiting scientist program, student chapters, a mentoring program and events, and collateral development. She also reviewed thousands of scientific abstracts to identify research demonstrating the global health impact of pharmaceutical science. She was also responsible for an advocacy program that identified key science policy and regulatory issues and fostered high-impact collaborations that bolstered the association’s brand equity and member value. She also launched numerous e-learning courses and served as the association’s liaison to global associations and government organizations, including the FDA, USP, the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) and others.

Stacey’s public relations experience also includes agency and corporation roles. Stacey has a B.A. in biology and an M.A. in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Biochemistry.

Credentials

Education

  • Boston University, M.A., 1997
  • Colgate University, B.A., 1995

Organizations

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)
  • Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives (CESSE)
  • Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)