Jason RuppExecutive Director

    Jason has 15 years of experience in business development and association management. Prior to joining SEMDA as its first full-time Executive Director, Jason spent 12 years in business development and marketing at the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) and the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), two influential healthcare trade associations based in Washington, DC. At AdvaMed, Jason served as Vice President of Business Development and on board of directors of the AdvaMed conference. Prior to his time at AdvaMed, he spent 10 years at BIO working in membership and marketing.

    Prior to his tenure at BIO, Jason served as the Director of Business Development for ACI Aviation Consulting where he led the firm’s business development activities, valued aviation deals, and performed financial and economic forecasting.

    Jason moved to Washington, DC in 1994 to intern on Capitol Hill, working his way up to Legislative Assistant for Sen. Tim Hutchinson of Arkansas and worked on transportation and environmental issues.

    Jason earned a B.A. in political science from Brigham Young University and a M.B.A. from the University of Maryland.