Judy Brown
Judy Gawlik
Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Amgen

Judy Gawlik Brown is the founder and CEO of Downtown Advisory, a Los Angeles based consultancy specializing in servicing consumer healthcare, wellness, biotechnology and pharmaceutical clients. 

Most recently, Brown held various executive roles at global biotechnology leader Amgen, most recently as senior vice president of corporate affairs, responsible for strategic communications, patient advocacy, ESG strategies and implementation, issues management and philanthropy. She joined Amgen in 2017 as senior vice president, global business solutions and finance, responsible for the global business solutions, global internal audit, tax and treasury organizations and finance full potential initiatives.

Before joining Amgen, Brown served as executive vice president of business operations and chief financial officer at Perrigo Company. While at Perrigo, she was recognized by the Wall Street “Best CFO.”

Prior to Perrigo, she held progressive finance, global product development and brand marketing leadership positions in Italy and the U.S. for Whirlpool Corporation. She began her career in the Chicago office of Ernst & Young and then continued as an expatriate in Germany in its audit and mergers and acquisitions practices.

Brown has been on the board of Belden, Inc, since 2008 where she serves on the Audit Committee and chairs the Finance Committee. She is a Certified Public Accountant and received her MBA from the University of Chicago and a BS in accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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