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John Truesdell

Regis College is pleased to announce that retired Navy SEAL and leader in Boston’s biotechnology community John Truesdell, MS, MBA, has been appointed to its board of trustees.

Truesdell is chief business officer at SeQure Dx, Inc., a cutting-edge gene editing diagnostics company, where he is responsible for core business functions including strategy, alliance management, business development, and marketing. Previously he was vice president of biopharma business development and lifecycle leader at Foundation Medicine; business strategy and global product manager at Boston Scientific; and senior manager of government relations and business development at Semprus Biosciences, acquired by Teleflex. Truesdell served fifteen years in the U.S. Navy SEALs both as a non-commissioned and commissioned officer, where he led teams in high-risk combat operations in Iraq and North Africa.

“John is a skilled executive who has invaluable experience in fundraising, revenue generation, product development, and fortifying strategic partnerships,” said Regis President Antoinette Hays, PhD, RN. “With an increase and sustained student interest in the life sciences and STEM, John’s counsel will ensure that Regis graduates are prepared to become leaders in this field. As a veteran, John’s unique perspective will enhance the exemplary services and programs Regis offers to servicemen and women and their families. The Regis community will benefit from John’s vast experience that will continue to propel the university forward.”

“I have always been drawn to mission driven organizations that demand excellence and selflessness in service of the greater good. It has been my great fortune to learn that Regis College is such an organization, driving an incredibly diverse student body to new heights by educating the whole person, preparing them to inspire change throughout the world,” said Truesdell. “I look forward to helping Regis bring together more mission-driven individuals like veterans to create the next generation of health care leaders to be a force of good and free so many from the burden of disease.”

Truesdell received a master’s from Harvard-MIT School of Health Sciences and Technology, MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management, and bachelor’s in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He lives in Groton with his wife, Regis alumna and former Trustee Maylin Truesdell '05, '06, MS, and two children.