Lesley Solomon is Director of Strategy and Innovation at the Biomedical Research Institute at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. In this role Lesley is leading the hospital’s effort to deepen its relationship with industry while at the same time increasing awareness of the depth and breadth of the academic medical center’s research. She is also co-leading a strategic effort at the hospital around Innovation. Lesley has nearly 20 years of experience as an executive doing work in business development, marketing and strategy at start-ups, early stage, and large companies such as the Food Network, Barnes & Noble.com, and Yoga Works. Lesley received her MBA from Harvard Business School and has a B.A. in English from Cornell University. Lesley’s connection to Alzheimer’s Disease is both personal as well as professional; two of her very close friends have lost family members to Alzheimer’s Disease, and she works daily with many of the faculty at BWH who have dedicated their lives to finding a way to treat or cure it.