A corporate affairs leader and health care policy advocate, Kirby has two decades experience in the private and public sectors.
Since 2003, she has served in strategic legislative and commercial positions with AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, and the America’s Health Insurance Plans.
She is currently vice president of U.S. government affairs at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals in Wilmington, Del.
Kirby began her career as a policy analyst for Massachusetts State Senate Majority Leader Thomas C. Norton.
She has served on the Steering Committees for the Democratic Leadership Council 2004 and 2008 National Convention, and was a member of the Health Benefits Education Campaign (1999-2000) and the Healthy Futures Task Force (1995-98) for the United States Department of Labor.
Kirby earned a master’s degree in liberal arts-political science from Harvard University, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Boston University.
She is a member of Women in Government Relations and the Health Care Business Association.