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Steve Rauschkolb and Bob Rodman to be Inducted into LTEN Hall of Fame

Thursday, April 19, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Nannette Nolan
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April 18, 2018 – Phoenix, AZ – Longtime LTEN members and leaders Steve Rauschkolb and Bob Rodman will be the 2018 inductees into the LTEN Hall of Fame. The new inductees will join the Life Sciences Trainers & Educators Network (LTEN) Hall of Fame at a special ceremony on Wednesday, June 13, at the 47th Annual LTEN Conference in Phoenix, AZ.

The LTEN Hall of Fame was established to acknowledge the positive impact that distinguished members have contributed to the growth and success of the life sciences training industry. Rauschkolb and Rodman are industry leaders with a strong commitment to excellence in life sciences training and who have provided ongoing support to LTEN and its members.

“The LTEN Hall of Fame inductees are standout examples of the high quality people who have grown as trainers and given back their knowledge to LTEN members,” said Dawn Brehm, executive director of LTEN. “We honor Steve and Bob for their dedication, passion and leadership and thank them for their roles in building the professional training ecosystem we all benefit from today.”

Fittingly, Rauschkolb and Rodman both played a role in establishing the LTEN Hall of Fame in 2001 during their tenure as LTEN Board members. A list of past inductees can be found at

About the Hall of Fame Inductees

Steve Rauschkolb

IQVIA Senior Director of Learning and Development

Steve Rauschkolb has been involved with LTEN since the organization was originally known as NSPST (National Society of Pharmaceutical Sales Trainers). Rauschkolb served on the NSPST Board of Directors in various roles beginning in 1997, where he eventually became the board’s president for four years at the time NSPST became SPBT (Society of Pharmaceutical and Biotech Trainers).

Chuck Garrett, director of training for IQVIA, nominated Rauschkolb for the Hall of Fame. “As a leader and training professional, Steve demonstrates an inspiring commitment to life sciences training at the company level, within LTEN, and across the broader training industry,” said Garrett.

Rauschkolb is an active member of LTEN and authors the LTEN Focus on Training magazine. He is excited about the growth of LTEN since his service and honored to be recognized as an inductee. “During my tenure as president, we experienced significant growth and deployed our first website, redesigned Focus magazine, created the Hall of Fame and inducted the first four honorees,” said Rauschkolb. “I am very proud to see that many of the goals we included in our long-range plan have been achieved and exceeded.”


Bob Rodman

AARP Driver Safety Coordinator

Bob Rodman has also been involved with LTEN since the organization was called NSPST. He was a strong advocate of the network and eventually served as business manager. Rodman retired from life sciences training in 2011 and now works as deputy AARP driver safety coordinator for the state of Connecticut.

LTEN Board member and head of training for Novartis Oncology, Mark Osborne, nominated Rodman for the Hall of Fame. “As time moves forward, we lose perspective on those who made a difference to the organization early on,” said Osborne. “In my view, he truly represents what this award is intended to recognize.”

Rodman is a senior advisor to LTEN for pharmaceutical and biotech training, and is honored to be inducted into the LTEN 2018 Hall of Fame. “It’s a pleasure, it’s appreciated and it’s truly a surprise,” said Rodman. “I think it serves as a great place to meet people and get different ideas. That’s what made the annual conference we started so successful.”


Event Details

The 2018 LTEN Hall of Fame inductees will be recognized Wednesday, June 13, at 10:15 a.m. during the LTEN Excellence Awards ceremony, held in conjunction with the LTEN Annual Conference in Phoenix. Chef Jeff Henderson, nationally acclaimed celebrity chef, author and speaker, is the keynote speaker for the ceremony. Henderson’s presentation will highlight “12 street-smart recipes for success.”

The LTEN Conference, hosted by nonprofit professional association Life Sciences Trainers & Educators Network (LTEN), is the world's largest event for life sciences training professionals, attracting over 950 attendees who come together for a full day of networking, professional development, and personal growth opportunities.

More information and registration is available at





The Life Sciences Trainers & Educators Network ( is the only 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the professional goals of trainers and educators in the life sciences. Founded in 1971, LTEN has grown to more than 1,800 individual members who work in pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and diagnostic companies.



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