Stephen J. Ubl is president and chief executive officer of Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), which represents America's leading biopharmaceutical research companies. Mr. Ubl leads PhRMA's work preserving and strengthening a healthcare and economic environment that encourages medical innovation, new drug discovery, and access to life-saving medicines. "If anyone can find areas of agreement with the critics, or at least work productively with them, it may be Mr. Ubl," the New York Times' Robert Pear wrote in February 2016. "He is more conversant with the intricacies of health policy, and more adept at the politics."
Ubl is routinely recognized as one of Washington’s most effective advocates, and, in 2017, was named for the second year in a row to Modern Healthcare’s “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.” In 2016, he was named a Top Lobbyist by The Hill and a top health influencer by Medical Marketing & Media and PR Week magazines.