JUL 13, 2016 07:30 AM PDT

The Great Debate: Surviving the Industry Storm

  • Sr. Director of Product Marketing, Cardinal Health
      Erin has been with Cardinal Health for 14 years in marketing, product management and marketing communications roles in Pharmaceutical Distribution, Presource and Nuclear Pharmacy Services. Currently, I am Sr. Director of Product Marketing, responsible for our radiopharmaceutical portfolio as well as services designed to drive differentiation. I enjoy snorkeling in the Caribbean waters, drinking pinot noir and laughing with my family and friends.
    • VP Foundation Sales, Cardinal Health
        Bill joined Cardinal Nuclear Pharmacy Services September of last year. He comes to us with 30 years of industry-related experience within healthcare's in vitro and in vivo diagnostic industries. His experience is broad and includes sales, marketing and business development disciplines both domestically and internationally. Bill is currently responsible for leading a team of 40 within NPS comprised of both our field sales teams and Group Purchasing Organization support staff. In addition to family as his #1 priority, Bill considers his sales family a close number 2, with his Green Bay Packers ranking highly on his priority list as well.
      • Founder and CEO, ImprovEdge
          Karen Hough is the Founder & CEO of ImprovEdge (Improv- Edge), a #1 Amazon bestselling author, contributor to the Huffington Post and recipient of the Stevie silver International Award for Most Innovative Company of the Year 2012 as well as the Athena PowerLink Award for outstanding woman-owned business. Karen's second award-winning book, "Be the Best Bad Presenter Ever: Break the Rules, Make Mistakes and Win Them Over" was published by Berrett-Koehler in 2014.

          Karen's first life was as a professional improviser and actor. She trained with Chicago's legendary Second City, did over 100 theatrical productions, and was featured in radio, TV and film. She lived a second life as a successful executive in network engineering. Finally, she became an entrepreneur. She is a Certified Speaking Professional and has presented to audiences of thousands both in the US and internationally.

          Her firm helps companies transform behavior through interactive training with a presence in four cities and a client list that includes Becton Dickinson, AstraZeneca, OhioHealth, NBCU, ESPN, JPMorgan, Coach and, of course, Cardinal Health. Karen is a graduate of Yale University and La Sorbonne, Paris IV. She holds board positions, volunteers extensively and lives with her husband and three children in Ohio.
        • VP, Nuclear Sourcing, Cardinal Health, Cardinal Health
            Aaron Lynch is Vice President, Nuclear Sourcing in the Nuclear Pharmacy Services segment within the Pharmaceutical Distribution business of Cardinal Health. In this role, Aaron leads a team with responsibility for negotiation and management of Product and Services agreements within the Nuclear business. Aaron also has responsibility for the management of Logistics, Fleet and Warehouse operations. Aaron has been a part of the Nuclear team since March 2015. Aaron joined Cardinal Health in 2000. He has held various roles within the Sourcing, Finance and Inventory Management Organizations. Preceding his current role in Nuclear Sourcing, he led a team within Specialty Sourcing responsible for negotiation and management of fee-for-service agreements. Prior to joining Cardinal Health, Aaron held various assignments with GE Capital, BP and Eaton Corporation. Aaron has a B.A. in Biology and Masters of Business Administration from Bowling Green State University.
          • VP, Pharmacy Safety, Practice and Technical Operations, Cardinal Health
              Over 23 years of experience in the radiopharmaceutical industry, including both traditional nuclear pharmacy and PET drug manufacturing. Experience in quality, regulatory, operations and general management. Certified Health Physicist. Many years ago I taught health physics and radiation safety in the Authorized Nuclear Pharmacist Training Program. After rejoining Cardinal Health, I am very proud to see that several of the training program attendees are still with the company, pursuing successful careers.

            There is no debating that a storm is approaching in our industry and it will have long lasting impacts on NPS, our customers and the patients we all work to serve. We all take these changes and challenges seriously and that is a fact!
            But, what if Quality/Regulatory changes and Sourcing/Supply Chain challenges were different sides of a single issue and there were candidates trying to convince you that one will have a bigger impact on our industry, wouldn’t that be a Great Debate?  
            Introducing the Industry Storm Great Debate at the vNFM
            Aaron Lynch will be representing Sourcing and Supply Chain challenges as candidate A and David Pellicciarini will be representing Quality and Regulatory changes as candidate B. Each of them will be providing facts and statements about the role these issues will have in the upcoming storm?
            The debate will be moderated by Erin Summers and Bill Bartelson who will provide commentary on how the information presented by our experts can be used with customers and how our customers are reacting to the storm. You will have the opportunity to vote for the best debater and a winner will be announced during the vNFM closing on July 14.

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