Martin Akins, JD

Director and Chairman, Governance Committee

In addition to his role at Defender Pharmaceuticals, Martin Akins, JD, currently serves as a board member at Exela Technologies and the Little Bit Foundation. Previously, Mr. Akins was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, at Express Scripts Holding Company and a board member at various Express Scripts subsidiaries and affiliates.

Mr. Akins’ former experience includes being a shareholder at Polsinelli, Shalton & Welte, P.C., and an Associate Attorney at Thompson Coburn. He holds a BS in journalism from the University of Illinois and a JD from the University of Illinois College of Law.