For Immediate Release
PM360 Announces Winners of The Eighth Annual ELITE Awards
The 100 Most Influential People in the Life Sciences Industry
NEW YORK, NY: PM360, the premier information resource for marketing decision makers in the pharmaceutical, biotech, diagnostics, and medical device sectors, today announced the winners of its 8th Annual ELITE Awards. The ELITE (Exceptional • Leaders • Innovators • Transformers • Entrepreneurs) represent the most influential people in the healthcare and life sciences industries based on their career accomplishments. Every year, 100 winners are selected across various categories that span every facet of the industry. This year, two new categories, Philanthropic Heroes and Environmental Champions, were added to recognize people’s achievements outside of work in helping to improve their communities, neighbors, or the world at large.
Out of more than 500 submissions, the winners are selected by the PM360 editorial staff based on their accomplishments; testimonials from their bosses, clients, and colleagues; and supporting evidence that reflects the impact of their efforts. Ultimately, the ELITE 100 represent a group of individuals and marketing teams who have made a significant impact on the healthcare industry throughout their careers or show great promise as future leaders based on what they have achieved so far.
“Our industry accomplished great things during the pandemic to ensure people could be protected against COVID, treated for it, and still access all of the other medications they need, but this disruption to our world also revealed ways in which our industry could be even better,” says Anna Stashower, CEO and Publisher of PM360. “Many of this year’s winners sprung into action to improve areas the pandemic exposed as needing changes, including addressing health equity, social determinants of health, clinical research, patient access and affordability, and much more. That’s what makes them the most influential people our industry has to offer—their ability to push the industry forward to make healthcare better for all.”
PM360 also selects one person as the “Uber ELITE,” or the individual among the nominees who best personifies the criteria of a PM360 ELITE. As previously announced, this year that honor goes to Mikael Dolsten, MD, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer and President, Worldwide Research, Development, and Medical, Pfizer Inc. Dr. Dolsten led the team behind Pfizer’s development of the first FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine and the oral antiviral COVID-19 treatment Paxlovid. Throughout his 30-year career, he has been involved in advancing more than 30 drugs and vaccines to approval. Over the past decade, he also helped to revamp Pfizer’s R&D processes, which has resulted in a 50% R&D success rate when leaving Phase 2.
“Dr. Dolsten and his team’s work to create the first-ever COVID-19 vaccine in a record time demonstrated the true ingenuity and power of our industry,” Stashower says. “His efforts saved countless lives and made it possible for us to get back to some sense of normal for which we are beyond grateful. We couldn’t be happier to honor what he has achieved and can’t wait to see what groundbreaking treatments come out of Pfizer next from his development teams.”
Dr. Dolsten will serve as the keynote speaker at the annual ELITE Awards Event to celebrate this year’s winners. The event will be held at 230 FIFTH in New York City on July 13th starting at 7 PM EST. Tickets for the event can be purchased at https://www.pm360online.com/elitetickets.
All of the 100 winners were profiled in PM360’s May 2022 issue. You can read their profiles online at https://www.pm360online.com/the-2022-pm360-elite-100.
The 2022 PM360 ELITE are:
Mikael Dolsten, MD, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer and President, Worldwide Research, Development, and Medical, Pfizer Inc.
John Bollinger, Executive Creative Director, VMLY&R HEALTH
Nicholas Capanear, Executive Craft Director, Intouch Group, an EVERSANA company
June Carnegie, EVP, Chief Creative Officer, Calcium
Gregory T. Simpson, Senior Vice President & Head of Marketing, Saama Technologies
Ana Calabrese, Senior Director, Data Science & Methodology, Crossix Analytics, Veeva Systems
Erin DeRuggiero, CEO, TI Health
Ken Deutsch, EVP, Head of Research & Insights, JPA Health
Brett DiNatale, SVP, Head of Commercial Analytics, PRECISIONxtract
Melinda Haren, Senior Director Pipeline Access Strategy, AstraZeneca
Jason Mo, Director, IBD Analytics, Gastroenterology Business Unit, Takeda Pharmaceuticals
Mike Rousselle, VP of Data Product, OptimizeRx
Paige Adamo, Area Business Manager, VELYS Southeast, DePuy Synthes, The Orthopaedics Company of Johnson & Johnson
Greg Csaszar, Director, Payor Marketing and Craig Waugh, Strategic Payer Partnerships, Digital Health and Established Brands Market Access of Boehringer Ingelheim
Daniel Gilman, CEO and Co-Founder, RxVantage
Steve Pruzinsky, SVP, Revenue Operations, Sharecare
Eric Redline, Senior Vice President, Engage Digital, Ashfield Engage
Jessica Sagoskin, Associate Partner, Digital Communications, FINN Partners
Martin Samples, Head of Digital, Senior Vice President, Precision Value and Health
Jay Shino, Senior Media Director, Confideo
Andy Tate, Associate Director, Entyvio HCP Marketing, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, U.S.A., Inc.
Walt Geer, Chief Experience Design Officer, VMLY&R HEALTH
Daniel Hawkins, Chief Executive Officer, Avail Medsystems
Noël Moossa, MS, MBA, Associate Director, OCE Paid Media, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, U.S.A., Inc.
Afshan Rizvi Hussain, General Manager, Rare Disease, Fishawack Health
Betty Royster, Marketing Manager, APRETUDE, ViiV Healthcare
Jeff Spanbauer, CEO and Co-Founder, Relevate Health
Drug Researchers and Developers
Xiayang Qiu, Chief Executive Officer; Min Zhong, Chief Operating Officer; Xiaotian Zhu, President of U.S. Operations; and Wenge Zhong, Chief Technology Officer of Regor Therapeutics Group
Jennifer Byrne, Founder and CEO, Javara
Jaswinder (Jassi) Chadha, President & CEO, Axtria Inc.
Joshua Cohen and Justin Klee, Co-CEOs and Co-Founders, Amylyx Pharmaceuticals
Victoria Donovan, Founder and CEO, Clinically Media
Scott Tannenbaum, Founder & CEO, MYZE
Jody Brandes, HMCC, CMP, CMM, Group Manager, Strategic Event Services, Genentech
Impetus Digital Green Team, Impetus Digital
Katie Baldwin, Director, Consumer Marketing U.S. COVID-19 Vaccine, Pfizer
CARVYKTITM Market Access Team, Janssen Biotech, Inc. and Legend Biotech, Agency Partner: Entrée Health Princeton
Meg Drew, Global Marketing Director – Internal Medicine, Pfizer
Jennifer Herron, SVP, Chief Commercial Officer, ADC Therapeutics
Christopher Ngai, Vice President, Market Access, Calliditas Therapeutics
Alexis Rich Saladino, Senior Director, Consumer & Patient Marketing, Oyster Point Pharma
Leaders of the Future
Andrew Klink, PhD, MPH, Director, Scientific Operations, Cardinal Health Real-World Evidence & Insights
Leah Knotts, Senior Account Supervisor, Xavier Creative House
Michael Morgan, Senior Vice President of Business Development, Mesmerize
Thayer Rosenberg, Marketing Manager, Genentech
Mike Shannon, Associate Director, Patient Marketing, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, U.S.A., Inc.
Amicus Therapeutics Marketing Team, Amicus Therapeutics and Agency Partner: PRECISIONeffect
CardioMetabolic Payer Marketing Team, Boehringer Ingelheim and Agency Partners: Entrée Health, TKG
Client Marketing Team, Informa Pharma Intelligence
HyperRAB Marketing Team, Grifols and Agency Partner: Elevate Healthcare
Janssen Retinal Diseases Marketing Team, Janssen and Agency Partner: Entrée Health
Nurtec Brand Marketing Team, Biohaven Pharmaceuticals and Agency Partners: Condé Nast Health and Klick Health
OCREVUS Marketing Team, Genentech and Agency Partners: VMLY&R, Snow Companies, CMI Media Group, Wavemaker, Intouch Solutions
SCEMBLIX Brand Team, Novartis and Agency Partner: DDB Health
Aaron Bunn, MS, Associate Director – Oncology Pan-Tumor Marketing – Key Accounts, Merck & Co. Inc.
Angie Drakulich, Executive Managing Editor, HCP, Remedy Health Media
Allison Gawlik, Associate Director, Market Access Strategy, AstraZeneca
Andrea Hartzell, PhD, Scientific Director, Health and Wellness Partners, LLC
Ingrid Dahlin, Managing Director, Account Services, CrowdPharm
Bridget Hogan, Associate Creative Director, AbelsonTaylor
Pamela Kerr, SVP, Delivery and Project Management, Klick Health
Ericka McKenna, EVP, Group Account Director, 21GRAMS, part of Real Chemistry
Eleanor Petigrow, Global Chief Growth Officer, GCI Health
Kathy Barry, EVP, Snow Companies
Keri McDonough, VP, Medical & Scientific Strategy Head, Patient Voice Consortium, Syneos Health
John Hennessy, Principal, Valuate Health Consultancy
Jason Menzo, President & Chief Operating Officer, Foundation Fighting Blindness and Management Executive, RD Fund
Kristin Morris, Group Creative Director, Fishawack Health
Jamil Rivers, Founder & CEO, The Chrysalis Initiative
Christine Meberg, EVP, Head of PR Strategy & Planning, Ogilvy Health
Samantha Lipman-Porter, Vice President, Sales – Health, Condé Nast
Danielle Lynch, VP, Client Experience, Life Sciences, Phreesia
Noelle Olsen, Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships, Verywell at Dotdash Meredith
Roger L. Sharp, Vice President Sales, Harmony Biosciences, LLC
Scott Wright, Vice President, Eye Care, Healio Strategic Solutions
Cindy Baksh, VP, Product Management, ConnectiveRx
Cheryl Gay, Marketing Director, Genentech
Joel Grosz, Associate Director, Entyvio HCP Marketing, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, U.S.A., Inc.
Lauren Lawhon, President & COO, Health Union
Helen Sabzevari, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Precigen, Inc.
Jennifer Werther, Chief Strategy Officer, DeepIntent
Talent Acquisition Leaders
Amy Peek, Executive Director, Talent Acquisition, Field Deployment Solutions, EVERSANA
Kim Pope, Chief Human Resources Officer, ADC Therapeutics
Shijin Pulikkotil, Vice President – Head of Operations, MedTrix Healthcare LLC
MJ Vigil, Chief People Officer, Medable
Dianne Whitfield, MSW, Chief Human Resources Officer, Tarsus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Access Strategy & Marketing Team, ViiV Healthcare
Chris Mutkoski, President, Axon Communications and Relevate Health Board Member
Read Roberts, Director, KOL Data Solutions, PRECISIONscientia
Ron Cooper, President and Chief Executive Officer, Albireo Pharma
John Fitzpatrick, SVP Omnichannel Engagement, PRECISIONeffect
Heather Greenspan, Senior Vice President, U.S. Marketing, Pharming Healthcare Inc.
Caroline Gunn, Marketing Team Director, Genentech
Marc Hixson, President & CEO, COEUS Holdings
Jim Lang, CEO, EVERSANA and Faruk Capan, CEO, Intouch Group, an EVERSANA Company
Dr. Jessica Shepherd, Chief Medical Officer, Verywell Health
Sylvia Shubert, Vice President, Value, Access & Pricing Strategy, Janssen Pharmaceuticals
Larry Smith, Senior Director, Entyvio Patient Marketing, GIBU, IBD Franchise, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, U.S.A., Inc.
Samuel Watson, RPh, Vice President, Field Educator Networks, VMS BioMarketing
Nicole Woodland-De Van, President, Compas
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