Director of External Affairs
Mary Bartlett is the Director of External Affairs for NewYorkBIO, an association that supports the development and growth of New York State’s life science industry, and the life science community by providing a network for public policy, industry advocacy, and community development. She manages stakeholder relations and works on NewYorkBIO’s DE&I and patient engagement initiatives.
Previously, she served as the State Director of Advocacy & Access at the Arthritis Foundation where she addressed unique barriers to patient care through legislative and regulatory reforms. This experience solidified Mary’s understanding of the patient care journey and the need for continued medical innovation.
As a state lobbyist, Mary has represented Fortune 500 companies, energy providers, pharmaceutical companies, and nonprofit organizations. She has significant experience working on issues related to healthcare, business development, and energy. For six years, she managed a trade association of solar energy companies invested in the New York market. At that time, she worked with then-gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo’s campaign and was successful in helping shape his energy platform, which was realized through the state energy reform policies enacted over the next three years.
Mary believes that the key to making meaningful policy change is good government affairs and solid relationship building with stakeholders. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and History from the College of Saint Rose. She resides in Albany, New York with her family.