Executive Director, AdvaMed Accel
Ashley Wittorf is executive director of AdvaMed Accel, the division within AdvaMed dedicated to accelerating the growth and success of smaller medical device and diagnostics manufacturers. Leveraging the resources of the entire association, AdvaMed Accel is the only organization of its kind focused specifically on addressing the unique needs and challenges of emerging and early growth enterprises – the lifeblood of the medical technology industry.
As executive director of AdvaMed Accel, Wittorf serves as the voice of entrepreneurial small companies that are transforming health care through earlier disease detection, less invasive procedures and more effective treatments, to help people live longer, healthier lives. AdvaMed Accel provides advocacy for a policy environment more conducive to capital formation and innovation; insight into ever-changing regulatory, reimbursement, compliance and business environments; and opportunity for member engagement with peers, subject matter experts and policymakers, to help small companies prosper.
Wittorf joined AdvaMed in 2012 after nearly a decade in business development and engineering roles in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries, focusing on product development, commercialization strategy, and operations, with both small, venture-backed enterprises and large corporations.
Wittorf holds a master’s degree in bioengineering and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.