Who can believe that we are already celebrating the 5
th anniversary of PM360’s ELITE Awards? Each year the celebrations for these extraordinary people have only become bigger and better. More than 200 attendees joined us at 230 FIFTH, the largest outdoor Rooftop Garden in NYC, to honor the latest collection of those named to the ELITE 100. And we couldn’t have asked for a better evening—yes it was hot—but it was a gorgeous night under the stars to pay tribute to our industry’s true stars. That includes this year’s Uber ELITE, David Spetzler, MS, MBA, PhD, President and Chief Scientific Officer of Caris Life Sciences, who shared how his company is working to fulfill the promise of personalized cancer treatments. We would also like to thank the night’s sponsors, Calcium and CheckedUp, for helping to make the night spectacular. ELITE winners Lisa Tamborello of Elevate and Sagar Anisingaraju of Saama Technologies. ELITE Entrepreneur Vimal Narayanan of MedTrix Healthcare LLC (left) with Peter Wetzel (right)and Amy Turnquist of eHealthcare Solutions. ELITE Mentor Greg Rice (center, blue suit) of Katalyst, part of the Klick family, celebrates with some of his colleagues. ELITE Disrupter Pro Bose of The Bloc looked like a star in his yellow jacket among his Bloc colleagues. ELITE Transformational Leader Aneil Batra of Novo Nordisk (far right) once again sharing some cocktails with his Concentric Health Experience colleagues, including agency Founder, CEO, Ken Begasse (second on the right). A couple of members of the ELITE-winning Lucemyra Marketing Team: Darcie Spaulding of US WorldMeds and Kaitlin Griffith of agency partner Beacon Healthcare. The group from Intouch Group had a lot to celebrate with two winners: ELITE Entrepreneur Faruk Capan (center) and ELITE Mentor Angela Tenuta (third on the right). The Novartis’ COSENTYX Team celebrates their win with a group pic in front of the step and repeat. Uber ELITE, David Spetzler, MS, MBA, PhD, President and Chief Scientific Officer of Caris Life Sciences, delivers his keynote address. ELITE Leader of the Future Jonathan Rogers of Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (far left) and ELITE Master Educator Margaret Berg, PhD of Core-Rx Communications (second of the left) enjoy their wins with some colleagues. ELITE Strategist Lori Holland-Hancock of Merck (left) with Anna Buckley of Solve(d). ELITE Disrupter Alisa Shakarian (left) with her husband, Chris, and fellow winner ELITE Entrepreneur Sam Glassenberg of Level Ex (right). Gena Koufos of AMAG (left) and Shannon Doyle of imre Health (right), both members from the ELITE AMAG Pharmaceuticals Digital Engagement and Women’s Health Patient Marketing Teams. Melissa Clark and Tatiana Yglesias Ulloa from Novartis’ ELITE-winning COSENTYX Marketing Team. ELITE Disrupter Phil Rackliffe, General Manager, Allergy & Pediatrics, kaléo (center) with fellow winner ELITE Creative Director Marinella Georgino of precisioneffect (left). ELITE Leader of the Future Kelly Mizer of Sarepta Therapeutics (second on right) with colleagues from Entrée Health, who were also winners as the agency partners for the Pfizer-BMS Alliance Payer Marketing Team. Members of the ELITE COSENTYX Rheumatology Marketing Team from Novartis having a blast on the rooftop garden. The team from healthcare marketing agency Calcium, one of the night’s sponsors. ELITE Transformational Leader Aneil Batra of Novo Nordisk (far left) enjoys a great view of the Empire State Building with some of his colleagues from agency Concentric Health Experience. Debra Harris and Laurie Nunziata from Condé Nast, who represented the ELITE Paragard Marketing Team as one of the brand’s agency partners, with ELITE Entrepreneur Sam Glassenberg of Level Ex. ELITE Digital Crusader Don Feiler of Calcium chilling out on a hot night under the stars. Uber ELITE David Spetzler enjoys the rooftop garden animals with his wife and kids. ELITE Digital Crusader Jeordan Legon of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (far right) waves to the camera with some of his colleagues from agency partner Greater Than One. Daniel Bartolucci (right) of Sunovion’s ELITE Managed Markets Marketing—Psychiatry Team with Eric Trepanier (center) and Mark McCarthy (left) from Medicx Media Solutions. Members of the Klick Health family take their celebration outside. More members of the ELITE Sunovion Managed Markets Marketing—Psychiatry Team, including Mark Weihmann of Sunovion (second on right) along with colleagues from his agency partner Warhaftig Associates and fellow winner ELITE Data Miner Louis Sanquini of Healthagen, CVS Health (far right). Novartis’ COSENTYX Team also enjoyed plenty of fun inside 230 FIFTH. Anna Stashower, CEO/Publisher of PM360, spends time with some of the attendees from CheckedUp, one of the night’s sponsors. Uber ELITE David Spetzler with his wife, Kirsten, and Caris colleague Sri Ramaswami.