Astellas’ Lynn Gerber to be Honored at the Healthcare Business Women’s Association Woman of the Year Event
May 15, 2015 /3BL Media/ - At the 26th annual Healthcare Business Women’s Association (HBA) Woman of the Year event, Lynn Gerber, area vice president of sales for primary care and specialty at Astellas, was recognized as an HBA Luminary Award recipient. The award recognizes women with more than 20 years of healthcare experience with a demonstrated commitment to leadership and mentoring in their organizations. The HBA Women of the Year event is considered to be one of the year’s premier healthcare conferences and took place at the Hilton Midtown Hotel in NYC on May 14th.
“Lynn has made significant contributions to the growth of the Urology Franchise and Astellas,” said Steve Sabus, vice president of sales at Astellas. “Lynn is not only committed to delivering on financial expectations, but also has a passion to make Astellas a great place to work.”
Lynn began her Astellas career 12 years ago with Yamanouchi, where she was part of the inaugural team that initiated the primary care and specialty sales organization. Lynn has been an exemplary leader, who routinely mentors and helps to develop others within the organization.
“The HBA luminary award is a powerful reminder of the opportunity we have as leaders to positively impact and influence others. This award is especially meaningful to me because it recognizes the aspect of my job I find to be most fulfilling,” said Lynn. “Specifically, it is rewarding to be in a position to inspire, influence and guide others in a positive way, to expand their understanding and vision of what they are truly capable of achieving.”
Astellas US LLC, the Americas regional business of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc., is a pharmaceutical company dedicated to improving the health of people around the world through provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceuticals. For more information on Astellas, please visit our website at www.astellas.us, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/AstellasUS or like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AstellasUS.
Since the Company’s inception in 2005, Astellas increased its employee base by approximately 60 percent in the Americas. Additionally, Astellas established new headquarters for the Americas in Northbrook, Illinois, as well as regional headquarters in Toronto, Canada and Sao Paulo, Brazil. In addition to Brazil, Astellas has products distributed in 22 countries in Latin America.
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