Hilary Hehman is the Vice President of Business Development at Fred Hutch, where she creates and executes strategies aimed at growing the institutional portfolio of strategic partnerships that connect Hutch researchers with commercial partners to achieve the Center’s mission – curing cancer. Hilary started her career as a bench scientist working in the Developmental Chemotherapeutics and Experimental Immunology Divisions at the National Cancer Institute before transitioning to study both
business and law. Hilary is able utilize her understanding of cancer, intellectual property, and business to create collaborations with industry and venture capital funders that accelerate translation of academic science to the clinic and into the commercial market.

Hilary previously held a similar role at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She was also formerly a Senior Policy Analyst at the Judicial Council of California where she applied her scientific background to empirical legal research that generated hard data to evaluate statewide judicial policy initiatives.