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Amity Cutaia & Jon Murray Join LTEN Board of Directors

Life sciences training leaders Amity Cutaia and Jon Murray have been selected to join the LTEN Board of Directors. Their appointments begin immediately.

Cutaia is executive director, global capabilities, learning & development for Astellas Pharma US, where she’s worked since May 2008, when she joined as associate director of commercial learning and development. Prior to that, Cutaia worked for Novartis Pharmaceuticals as sales consultant and district sales manager.

Murray is vice president, employee experience, for Novo Nordisk, where he started working in April 2020 as executive director of commercial learning and development. Murray has also worked in leadership and sales roles for companies including AmerisourceBergen and Merck.

“Jon and Amity are great selections for the LTEN board,” said Kathleen Herndon, Ph.D., LTEN executive director. “Of course, their industry experience will be invaluable, but what’s really exciting is the level of their commitment to LTEN. Amity is a former LTEN Member of the Year and both Jon and Amity have served on LTEN committees, authored articles and supported LTEN at events and programs. I know they’ll bring that same passion and energy to the board.”

Richard Sampson, president of the LTEN Board of Directors, agrees.

“Amity and Jon are great choices to join us on the LTEN Board of Directors, as they both have a long history supporting LTEN and building the life sciences training industry,” Sampson said. “As a board, one of our goals is to shape and guide the direction of LTEN to serve the current and future needs of life sciences trainers. I know Jon and Amity will bring a lot of new ideas, approaches and energy to this important mission.”


The Life Sciences Trainers & Educators Network ( is the only global 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization specializing in meeting the needs of life sciences learning professionals.  LTEN shares the knowledge of industry leaders, provides insight into new technologies, offers innovative solutions and communities of practice that grow careers and organizational capabilities. Founded in 1971, LTEN has grown to more than 2,100 individual members who work in pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and diagnostic companies, and industry partners who support the life sciences training departments.


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