Jean Cheever - Chair of Audit/Governance Committee


Jean Cheever acquired a broad and deep understanding of life sciences finance and management during her 16 years with Bristol-Myers Squibb, including her financial integration role in the merger of Bristol-Myers with Squibb Company.

She was responsible for an array of global initiatives that netted the company millions in cost reductions. Both a CPA and Certified Purchasing Manager, her career has included controller and audit leadership functions with a global accounting firm and a major industrial company.

Ms. Cheever’s creative side flourishes in her role as a theatre producer; credits include the Tony Award-nominated Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and Off Broadway’s musical comedy, The Toxic Avenger. She also holds patents on two mobile applications for music and entertainment.

She serves on the board of Broadway Bank and is a founding member of the Director’s Council for the University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance.

Ms. Cheever holds an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.B.A. from Southern Methodist University.