Hutton ’94 Receives Significant Sig Award for Biotech Accomplishments

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Significant Sig Scott Hutton ’94

Scott Hutton ’94 is Delta Delta’s most recent brother to be selected as a Significant Sig.  Scott is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Biodesix, a leading diagnostic company with a focus on lung disease. In 2019, Biodesix was named Company of the Year by the Colorado BioScience Association, one of the country’s most dynamic life-science organizations.

Industry Leader

In January 2021, Scott was named 2020 CEO of the Year USA by CEO Monthly. His leadership helped Biodesix respond boldly to the COVID-19 pandemic and has carried the company through an Initial Public Offering in October 2020 while launching three new precision medicine products. Scott was just recently named one of the Top 25 (#9) Biotech CEOs of 2021 by The Healthcare Technology Report.

Scott strategically guided Biodesix to pivot during the global pandemic to offer COVID-19 testing. As part of this initiative Biodesix worked with Purdue University to offer rapid testing for students ahead of the Spring 2021 semester. It also partnered with the Big Ten Conference to offer COVID-19 testing for student athletes.

Before joining Biodesix, Scott served as senior vice president and general manager of Spectranetics Vascular Intervention and spent 16 years at Medtronic, a global healthcare products company. Most recently, Scott served as vice president and general manager of Medtronic Brain Therapies – Neurosurgery. In July 2011 Scott received the Medtronic Wallin Leadership Award.

A BIG Thank You

“I am absolutely overwhelmed and honored by this award,” remarked Brother Hutton, “I would like to thank all those who made this honor possible. This is something I would never have expected, or thought was a possibility 30+ years ago when I had the ΣΧ badge placed upon my lapel. Deciding to pledge Sigma Chi was one of the best decisions I have ever made.”

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Huttons (L-R): Tagg, Ryder, Scott, Piper and Courtney

“As brothers, we developed a special bond, we created lasting lifetime relationships, and we encouraged, motivated and inspired each other, which continues even to this day. I am forever grateful for the ongoing friendship and support I have received from my pledge brothers and many in the chapter house during my undergrad days. Receiving this honor renews my commitment to lifelong learning, service, giving back, and transformational leadership,” Scott stated.

A Purpose Driven Life

“My Sigma Chi experience influenced and guided me as I developed and pursued a career focused on ‘helping people’, ‘giving back’, and ‘positively impacting and improving people’s health and lives’.  I have been fortunate to be able to do so on an extremely large scale. It is estimated that the medtech and biotech products, tests and services that my teams have been part of and commercialized at Biodesix, Spectranetics, and Medtronic have positively impacted tens of millions of lives’ globally,” commented Scott.

Scott received his Purdue degree from the College of Health and Human Sciences in 1995. He and his wife, Courtney, (also a Purdue graduate) reside in Louisville, Colorado with their three children: Ryder, Tagg, and Piper.

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