Elliott Francis is the AWS Sales & Marketing Worldwide Public Sector ID&E Business Partner. Over his professional career Elliott has advised and worked alongside business leaders for 18+ years in private, public and non-profit sectors to develop, implement, and execute equity, diversity & inclusion strategies, aimed at achieving organizational success.
In his previous role, Elliott was the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), the world’s largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations, where he provided leadership to drive change through the development and implementation of strategic diversity and inclusion initiatives in the life sciences industry. Among myriad efforts, Elliott worked closely with the Board of Directors to accelerate gender, racial, ethnic and LGBTQ representation on biotech company boards, in C-suites and in functional leadership positions, and also leads the BIOEquality Agenda; a national effort led by BIO in collaboration with our partners and member organizations in the biotechnology sector that aims to counteract the systemic inequality, injustice, and unfair treatment of underserved communities.
Elliott received his BA in Sociology from Middlebury College and holds numerous Professional Diversity & Inclusion, Project Management, and Human Capital Certifications from Georgetown University, Cornell University, and the Human Capital Institute.