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Aaron Posey

Posey, Aaron

Job Title: Executive Vice President
Company: Bloodworks Northwest
Industry: Non-profit, Life Sciences
Mentor Since: Fall 2021
Will Mentor: Graduate Students

Job Description

Aaron Posey, MBA joined Bloodworks Northwest in 2017 and became the Executive Vice President of Bloodworks Bio in 2020. His role is dedicated to supporting the rapidly advancing fields of stem cell therapy and immunotherapy in the Pacific Northwest and beyond, by leveraging Bloodworks’ advanced manufacturing of blood products derived from human whole blood and cord blood. Aaron has nearly 20 years of experience in healthcare and has worked throughout the Seattle area in biotechnology, academic research, and hospital administration. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Whitworth University, an Executive Leadership Certification from Seattle University, and a Health Executive Leadership Master of Business Administration from Seattle University.

Company Description

We’re an independent, non-profit organization harnessing donor gifts to provide a safe, lifesaving blood supply to 95% of hospitals in the pacific northwest. Patients depend on us. Our physicians are specialists in transfusion medicine, and provide care for patients with bleeding disorders and other conditions. Our labs offer diverse testing services to support organ and tissue transplantation as well as patient care. Our research institute makes scientific breakthroughs to help people live longer and healthier lives – locally, and around the world. Backed by more than 70 years of history (and previously known as Puget Sound Blood Center) we are a cornerstone of healthcare in the Northwest.


Employment History

Bloodworks Northwest, 2017-Current Seattle Children's Research, 2014-2017 Virginia Mason, 2011-2014 Viral Logics Systems Technology 2003-2011 Dendreon Corp 2001-2003


Seattle University, Executive MBA
Seattle University, Certification in Executive Leadership
Whitworth University, Bachelor of Science Biology, Minor Chemistry

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

I was a bench scientist for many years and used my MBA to transition into a leadership role. Over the years, my career has grown and now I manage a large team with multiple Profit and Loss statements. If you would like guidance on how to transition from a non business setting to a business setting, I can help.

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

Via Zoom

Additional Information

I am looking forward to mentoring.