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Tuesday, June 20 • 1:15pm - 1:45pm
#239B: Strategies for Managing Difficult Stakeholders

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The ability to flex one’s style or approach to work with a variety of stakeholders or to find solutions to new problems continues to be a key capability for career success. Building off of the Tuesday session on leading as an extrovert, members of the PM Community will discuss and take questions on different strategies and styles they have found successful in managing difficult stakeholders on the job.


Leigh Shultz, PhD

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Karla Childers

Head, Bioethics-based Science & Technology Policy, Johnson & Johnson, United States
Karla Childers is Head, Bioethics-based Science & Technology Policy in the Johnson & Johnson Office of the Chief Medical Officer. Her primary responsibility is leading and coordinating various bioethics-based, science policy projects since 2013. Her longest running responsibility... Read More →
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Alice Ford-Hutchinson

Director, Global Project and Alliance Management, Merck & Co., Inc.
Alice Ford-Hutchinson, PhD, PMP, is currently a Director of Global Project and Alliance Management at Merck focused in Oncology. She joined Merck in 2009 where she has provided leadership as a project manager within a variety of therapeutic areas and development stages. She previously... Read More →
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Nita Ichhpurani

Senior Director, Global Clinical Development, Celerion
24 yrs of pharma experience. At Pharmacia, Nita was a Chemist and PM in Clinical Pharmacology in oncology and CNS research. At MDS, she managed Global Central lab teams and later become the Latin American Lab Manager. At Celerion, she managed drug development programs from discovery... Read More →
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Leigh Shultz

Head, Commercial Trade Channels, Merck & Co., Inc.
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Elizabeth Somers

Executive Director of Infectious Disease, Global Project and Alliance Management, Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, United States
Liz is an Executive Director of Infectious Diseases in Global Project and Alliance Management at Merck. In addition to accountability for the ID TA, she manages a team focused on Discovery projects including complex collaborations which leverages her experience managing complex cross... Read More →

Tuesday June 20, 2017 1:15pm - 1:45pm CDT
S400 Concourse McCormick Place 2301 South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Gate 4 Chicago, IL 60616