David Whitrap, BA
Vice President of Communications and Outreach
David joined ICER in 2017 as the Vice President of Communications and Outreach. Helping build nationwide awareness of ICER’s mission and work, David oversees the organization’s media relations and government affairs.
Over the past 17 years, David has directed strategic healthcare communications for US government agencies, hospital systems, drug manufacturers and payers. Most recently, he was Vice President of Corporate Communications for Vertex Pharmaceuticals, a commercial-stage, rare-disease biotech company. Prior to that, he led external communications for Express Scripts, one of the country’s largest pharmacy benefit managers. These cross-industry experiences have provided David a firsthand look at issues related to US drug pricing, reimbursement throughout the pharmaceutical supply chain, and incentives for biomedical innovation.
David graduated summa cum laude from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Bachelor of Educational Studies degree in business communications.