The leadership team at the Stowers Institute is dedicated to fulfilling the mission of our founders by making a significant contribution to human health through world-class research.
Chair, Board of Directors
Former Executive Vice President for Administration, Stowers Resource Management
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
President, BioMed Valley Discoveries, Inc.
Executive Director and Chief Scientific Officer
Executive Vice President of Administration
President and Chief Executive Officer, American Century Investments
Former General Counsel, Stowers Resource Management
Stowers Institute for Medical Research
B.A., Biology, Phillips UniversityMasters in Health Administration, School of Medicine at Washington University, St. Louis
Richard Brown serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Stowers Institute for Medical Research; Chair, President and Chief Executive Officer of Stowers Resource Management, Inc.; Chair of BioMed Valley Discoveries, Inc.; and Chair of American Century Investments.
Stowers Resource Management
Abby Freeman is the former Executive Vice President of Administration for Stowers Resource Management.
Stowers Resource Management and Stowers Group of Companies
B.A., Drury University J.D., University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law
Charles German was appointed Co-General Counsel of the Stowers Group of Companies in 2020. Before joining Stowers, Charles was a founding shareholder of the law firm of German May PC. As a trial lawyer, his primary practice areas have been internal and governmental investigations, corporate governance, biotech, capital markets, and professional liability. German served as outside independent counsel for BioMed Valley Discoveries from 2018 to 2019, and is an adjunct professor of corporate litigation at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.
German earned a B.A. from Drury University and a J.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, and served as the law clerk for Honorable William R. Collinson of the Western District of Missouri. He has served as a director and board chair at The Midwest Innocence Project and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association. He was a founder and chair of the Kansas City Metropolitan Homelessness Task Force, a multi-disciplinary, inter-governmental entity that is now a permanent section of the Mid-America Regional Council. German has also been a board member of Drury University and of the Missouri Lawyers Trust Account Foundation. His past awards include the LAWMO Coburn Community Service Award, the KCMBA Deans of the Trial Bar, KCMO Legal Leader of the Year, Missouri Lawyers Media ICON Award, and the Downtown Council Urban Hero Award.
Ph.D., Microbiology, University of Pennsylvania
Brent L. Kreider serves as President of BioMed Valley Discoveries.
Development and Regeneration,
Genetics and Genomics,
Molecular and Cell Biology
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Cell Biology; Evolution and Model Systems; Laboratory Rotation; Thesis Laboratory
Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado, Ph.D., is the Executive Director and Chief Scientific Officer of the Stowers Institute. Alejandro joined the Institute in 2011, was named its Scientific Director in 2019, and named Executive Director and Chief Scientific Officer in 2021.
B.A., Business Administration and Political Science, Westminster CollegeMLA, Philosophy, Baker University
George Satterlee joined the Stowers Institute for Medical Research in 2016 after serving in positions at two Kansas City area companies, Missouri Bank and Hallmark Cards, Inc. While at Missouri Bank, Satterlee served as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer and was responsible for the company’s human resource, organizational development, culture, strategic planning, and marketing efforts. Prior to his 17 years at Missouri Bank, Satterlee spent 15 years at Hallmark Cards, where he held a number of significant human resource positions within the manufacturing, corporate staffing, and field sales divisions.
Satterlee received a B.A. in business administration and political science from Westminster College and an MLA degree in philosophy from Baker University. He attended the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia where he completed a three-year program in the Stonier Graduate School of Banking and the Wharton School Executive Leadership Program. Some of his civic activities include serving on committees for the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and the Shawnee Mission Education Foundation, serving as an advisor to the Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired, and serving as a mayoral appointee on the Kansas City and Vicinity Workforce Investment Board of the Full Employment Council.
Stowers Group of Companies