Michelle Turenne

Michelle Turenne

Chief, Corporate Alliances and Business Development/ Staff, ATS Committee on Drug Device Discovery & Development

American Thoracic Society


After 17 years in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries working in both field sales and brand and portfolio marketing, Michelle joined the staff of the American Thoracic Society in 2007, serving as a liaison between the Society and its industry partners. Her experience launching multi-million dollar products through a comprehensive corporate association strategy as well as working with start-up companies where $500 is a big decision allows her to have conversations with customers at all stages of the product life cycle. Among her many responsibilities, she leads a team of people who manage all interactions with the Society’s industry partners including the ATS Corporate Member program. The team she has built has been recognized three times with Commendations from the ATS President.

She is a member of the American Society of Association Executives and the Healthcare Convention Exhibitors Association (HCEA). She was elected to four terms on the HCEA Board of Directors, and she served for four years as co-chair of the Education Committee (chair of the Association Educational Track). She has been a regular speaker at the HCEA Annual Meeting. Michelle also serves on the Board of Directors for ITNAmerica, which promotes lifelong mobility and transportation solutions for seniors.