Jennifer Jones Paton

Jennifer Jones Paton

President & CEO

Colorado Bioscience Association

Jennifer brings a rich background and deep relationships in policy and economic development to her role at Colorado BioScience Association. She focuses on improving access to capital for companies, developing the bioscience workforce, fostering a collaborative environment across the state’s life science sector, and working with policymakers and economic developers on creating a thriving business environment for the industry. Jennifer works closely with the CBSA board of directors and the organization’s partners across the state to achieve CBSA’s objectives.

Jennifer joined Colorado BioScience Association in 2016. As vice president of CBSA, she collaborated with policymakers and partners to develop programs that supported the health and growth of Colorado’s bioscience sector.

Before joining CBSA in 2016, Jennifer directed Public Affairs for the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. She started with the Chamber in 2012 and quickly moved into leadership roles, becoming Public Affairs Director in 2014.

Jennifer started her career in the international department of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C., where she managed programs focused on Europe and Eurasia and planned events with U.S. and international heads of state. She holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees in International Relations and Spanish from Southern Methodist University.

A Colorado native, Jennifer lives in Denver with her husband.