CHPA Welcomes Lisa Murphy Early as Vice President Finance and Administration & Chief Financial Officer

Washington, D.C. (July 15, 2013)—The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) today announced that Lisa Murphy Early will join CHPA as vice president, finance and administration & chief financial officer.  Early will begin her duties on July 15.

Reporting to CHPA President and CEO Scott Melville, Early will direct of CHPA’s finance management, human resources, information technology, meetings, and administration functions.  She will also serve as a member of the association’s senior management team.

“Lisa is a highly experienced association executive with extensive financial, managerial, and strategic planning experience in the non-profit and for-profit sectors,” Melville said.

“We are pleased to have her on board during this exciting time of growth and opportunity for the consumer healthcare industry and for CHPA,” Melville added.

A graduate of Michigan State University, Early is a certified public accountant (CPA) who previously served as chief financial officer and senior vice president, finance & administration for the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO). In that role, she oversaw all finance and administrative operations, which included finance, accounting, human resources, information technology, and office facilities.

“Lisa played a key role in growing BIO from a small niche association to one of Washington D.C.’s most influential industry associations,” Melville said. “That experience will be incredibly valuable as we look to strengthen and expand CHPA’s capabilities on behalf of its members.”

Earlier in her career, Early held a variety of accounting and financial positions at several biotechnology and communications companies including director of accounting for American Mobile Satellite Corporation, a publicly traded telecommunications firm, and controller for OncorMed, a publicly traded biotechnology company. 

Contact: Jenni Terry, 202.429.9260


CHPA is the 132-year-old trade association representing U.S. manufacturers and distributors of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements.