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Patty Fritz

Vice President, U.S. Corporate Affairs


Patty Fritz is Vice President, U.S. Corporate Affairs for UCB, Inc., overseeing public policy, government affairs, advocacy, communications and public affairs, as well as UCB’s office and strategic priorities in Washington, D.C. Patty leads efforts to create value for patients and their families through strategic engagement and positively influencing the healthcare environment and policy landscape.


At UCB, everything we do starts with one simple question: “how will this create value for people living with severe diseases?” In her Corporate Affairs role, Patty finds opportunities to better understand the unique needs of patients, so we can continue delivering value. She is a champion of innovative projects to spotlight the importance of access and care for people living with severe diseases.


Having been with UCB for more than 20 years, Patty has made a significant impact in different leadership roles including Regulatory Affairs, Operational Excellence, Government Affairs, Policy, and UCBCares®. She managed teams and inspired colleagues as UCB transformed from a primary care company to a specialty biopharma pharmaceutical leader focused on severe diseases. Patty led the regulatory efforts for UCB’s first product filing - Keppra® (levetiracetam) - and oversaw the FDA approval process for many of UCB’s other products including Lortab™ (hydrocodone), Xyzal® (levocetirizine), Cimzia® (certolizumab pegol) and Vimpat® (lacosamide). She also championed and was a driving force behind the establishment of UCB’s Women in Leadership initiative.

Outside of UCB, Patty serves as chair of the board of directors for Georgia Bio and as a member of The Carter Center Board of Councilors.

Patty holds a master’s degree in health care policy and administration from Mercer University (Atlanta, Ga.) and a Bachelor of Science degree in management and technology from the University of Maryland (Laurel, Md.). Patty is also a graduate of Summers County School of Nursing (Hinton, W.Va.).

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