Help us celebrate this year’s LTEN Excellence Awards finalists and field trainer scholarship recipients. Be there when we announce the individuals, companies and teams who are walking away with the top honors in each award category.


The Evening at a Glance

June 9, 2021

6:00 – 6:15 PM               Introduction & Opening Remarks from LTEN Board President Richard Sampson

6:15 – 6:55 PM               Keynote Shawn Kanungo, Disruption Strategist

7:00 – 7:30 PM             Awards Ceremony – Recognize the Finalists & Reveal the Winners

Shawn Kanungo is a globally recognized innovation strategist. He previously spent 12 years at Deloitte working closely with leaders to better plan for the opportunities associated with disruptive innovation. Shawn is a Partner with Queen & Rook, where he advises leading organizations and executives on disruptive trends, and actively invests in early-stage ventures.

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Three Cheers for this Year’s Judging Panel and Planning Committee

Awards Planning Committee:

David Fortanbary / UCB
Jennifer Muszik / Biogen
Mark Osborne / Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Richard Sampson/ Cepheid
John Sjovall / SK Life Science
Ranieka Weston / Senior Training Executive

Judging Panel:

Rich Baron / Boehringer Ingelheim

Seth Borsuk / Bausch Health

Vicki Colman / Eisai

Amity Cutaia / Astellas

David Fortanbary / UCB

Rosa Hanks / CooperSurgical

Thomas Hood / Bayer Healthcare

Laura Last / Amgen

Melissa Lowe / Philips

Mike McGrath / Bristol-Myers Squibb

Connie Murray / BBraun Medical

Mark Osborne / Novartis

Norma Piggott / Takeda

Chris Platanos / Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

Alison Quinn / Bristol-Myers Squibb

Richard Sampson / Cepheid

Greg Sapnar / Bristol-Myers Squibb

John Sjovall / SK Life Sciences

Pam Stalgren / GlaxoSmithKline

Cleon Wellington / Midmark

Carol Wells / Genentech

Jason Zeman / Bausch Health