Brooks Simpson has over 30 years of experience in medical sales and marketing. He retired from Physio-Control after 20 years of service including senior management positions as Vice President of World Wide Marketing, International, and North American Sales. During his tenure at Physio-Control, he was involved with the divestiture from Eli Lilly, sale to Bain Capital, IPO in 1996, and acquisition by Medtronic in 1998. In 1999, Mr. Simpson founded Pacific Rim Medical Systems, a distributor of cardiovascular devices. Mr. Simpson is also chairman of the R. Hunter Simpson Foundation and a board member for the Washington Research Foundation. The R. Hunter Simpson Foundation has funded home building in Guatemala for single mothers; supports 120 high school students in West Benin Africa; the Hamomi Learning Center, a school for orphans in Nairobi; and UW School of Nursing fellowships in Vietnam, Indonesia, India, and Peru. The foundation was the initial supporter for the UW Global Health’s Comprehensive Outpatient Center in Gondar, Ethiopia.
External Advisory Board Member, Department of Global Health, University of Washington