PhRMA Executive Vice President Del Persinger
Del Persinger is Vice President, Finance & Operations, at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), a trade association that represents the country’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Mr. Persinger is responsible for budgeting and finance operations, computer services, human resources, membership services, meeting planning and administration of PhRMA’s office complex. He joined PhRMA in December 1996.
Previously, he spent 21 years at the American Petroleum Institute (API) in Washington, D.C., in a variety of positions, including Director of Management and Budget; Deputy Director, Manufacturing, Distribution and Marketing; and others. Before joining API, he was a refinery process engineer with Exxon Company in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Mr. Persinger received a B.S. with honors in chemical engineering from Iowa State University in 1971, an M.S. in journalism and mass communication from Iowa State in 1975, and an M.B.A. in finance from American University in 1990.
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