Monday Moves—July 21, 2014

Hires and promotions for Manufacturers, Agencies and Media

People news: Teva

Teva names new president/CEO for Americas

People news: Boston Scientific, Watson

Boston Scientific's new CEO takes office, Watson creates a generics management team

People news: Incyte and Alliqua

Amgen's former head of North America commercial operations joins Incyte, and pharma veteran James Sapirstein assumes the CEO position at Alliqua.

People news: Sanovas, Visterra, Spectrum

C-suites at Sanovas, MassBiologics and Spectrum saw shakeups, with new names and new hires.

People news: Vertex hires Amgen and GSK marketing veteran Arbuckle

Stuart Arbuckle, formerly of Amgen, has been named Vertex's EVP and chief commercial officer.

People news: ACEHP and Preventice

The Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions (ACEHP) named a new executive director, and mobile health app firm Preventice hired a director of global business development.

People news: Everyday Health, Symphony Health Solutions and Quadrant HealthCom

Everyday Health promoted Ju-Don Roberts to GM and SVP, Symphony Health Solutions hired a new CEO and Quadrant named a new editor-in-chief.

People news: Targacept, Shire and Appature

Targacept president and CEO J. Donald deBethizy is resigning from the company "for personal considerations" amid a series of pipeline setbacks.

People news: Edelman

Longtime Edelman global health leader Nancy Turett is stepping down from her role as chief strategist, health and society at the healthcare PR giant.

People moves: Amgen, Pfizer

Amgen's CEO exits, Bradway steps in, and Pfizer's got a new emerging markets president.

People news: Kantar Health, NeurOp

Healthcare consultancy firm, Kantar Health, has promoted two TNS healthcare alumni, NeurOp appoints first CSO.

People news: Optimer Therapeutics and Johnson & Johnson

Michael Chang, chairman of the board at Optimer Therapeutics and Optimer Biotechnology, was removed due to compliance/conflict of interest issues, Optimer said. Chang's replacement on the Optimer board is Hank McKinnell, former CEO of Pfizer.

Company news: Epocrates, Chandler Chicco

Andrew Hurd is the new CEO and president of medical information platform developer Epocrates,

People news: Harrison & Star, LLNS

Mardene Miller has been named president of the Omnicom's healthcare agency Harrison and Star.

People moves: Alkermes and Euro RSCG Life UK

Alkermes appointed its first chief commercial officer, Merck veteran Mark Stejbach.

People news: Novartis, Qforma and Precision Health Media

Novartis named Brian McNamara as division head of OTC, replacing J&J veteran Naomi Kelman, who spent a year in the role.

People news: Elsevier and Ogilvy CommonHealth

Elsevier named Jay Katzen managing director for its Clinical Decision Support group.

People news: HBA, Cardinal Health, PhRMA and Publicis Touchpoint

The Healthcare Businesswomen's Association named Cardinal Health pharma segment chief Michael Kaufmann as its 2012 Honorable Mentor of the year.

People news: Siren, HBA and GreenLeaf Health

The Healthcare Businesswomen's Association named Siren Interactive founder and president Wendy White to its board of directors executive committee.

People news: Teva

Teva named former Bristol-Myers Squibb exec Dr. Jeremy Levin to replace Shlomo Yanai, who is retiring from his role as president and CEO of the generics giant in May.

People news: Vertex and Amgen

Vertex CEO Matthew Emmens is stepping down from that post after the company's best year ever and amid skyrocketing sales of its hepatitis C drug Incivek.

People news: Pfizer

Pfizer's board of directors elected CEO Ian Read chairman, succeeding George Lorch in that post.

People news: Auxilium Pharmaceuticals and Essentialis

Adrian Adams was appointed CEO and president of Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, effective immediately, succeeding Armando Anido, who, after discussions with the company's board agreed to step down from that role.

People news: Pfizer

Brian McGowan, Pfizer's senior director of education, oncology, in the medical education grants group, said he is leaving the company tomorrow.

People News: Genzyme and AccentHealth

Genzyme named William "Bill" Sibold as head of multiple sclerosis and Rogério Vivaldi as head of rare diseases, two businesses the firm says constitute its core focus following the integration with Sanofi.

People news: POGO and Everyday Health

Muckraking pharma critic Paul Thacker is leaving the Project on Government Oversight, where he has been an investigator for a year since leaving the Senate, to serve as chief of investigations at United Republic.

People news: Lilly, J&J and Merck

Lilly named Lilly USA president Dave Ricks SVP and president of Lilly Bio-Medicines, in which role he'll succeed Bryce Carmine, who is retiring.

People news: Boston Scientific and Elan

Boston Scientific named J&J devices chief Michael Mahoney president and, eventually, CEO.

People News: Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, ImpactRx

Sunovion Pharmaceuticals has announced that Mark Iwicki, formerly president and chief operating officer at Sunovion, has been appointed as the company's president and CEO.

People News: Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, ImpactRx

Sunovion Pharmaceuticals has announced that Mark Iwicki, formerly president and chief operating officer at Sunovion, has been appointed as the company's president and CEO.

People news: Sanofi Pasteur and CaptureRx

Sanofi Pasteur named Chad Hoover VP, chief commercial officer for Sanofi Pasteur US, with responsibility for day-to-day management of commercial operations for the US vaccines business.

People News: GlaxoSmithKline, Arena Pharmaceuticals

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare has announced the appointment of John Graham to the position of chief marketing officer (CMO) for Consumer Healthcare, North America (CHNA), which encompasses such consumer brands as Aquafresh and Sensodyne toothpastes and Tums antacid.

People news: Roche and the Digital Health Coalition

Roche named Mara Aspinall president of Ventana Medical Systems.

People news: McCann Healthcare Worldwide and EMD Serono

Michel Nakache has been brought on by McCann Healthcare Worldwide as EVP Europe.

People news: BIO, Centron

BIO, the Biotech Industry Organization, named Human Genome Sciences chief H. Thomas Watkins chairman of the board for 2011-2012.

People news: AMA, Worldwide Clinical Trials

The American Medical Association named James Madara EVP and CEO.

People news: EMD Serono and GCI Health

Merck KGaA's EMD Serono announced on Friday that president Fereydoun Firouz had resigned from his positions there "to pursue other professional opportunities" after 22 years with the company.

People news: Sanofi Pasteur's Damian Braga

Sanofi Pasteur named Damian Braga global head of commercial operations. Braga, who was previously president of Sanofi Pasteur US and VP Americas, will have responsibility for more than $5 billion in annual revenue from operations in 100 countries in his new post as SVP commercial operations, vaccines.

People news: Boston Scientific and Cegedim Relationship Management

Boston Scientific president and CEO Ray Elliott will retire on December 31, the company said. A search is on for a replacement.

People news: Porter Novelli and Impax Labs

Porter Novelli named Susan Hayes global director of health, effective immediately.

People news: Seattle Genetics, Ligand Pharmaceuticals and CyDex Pharmaceuticals

Seattle Genetics hired Natasha Hernday as VP, corporate development.

People news: Napo Pharmaceuticals and MTI Information Technologies

Napo Pharmaceuticals hired Neelam Sekhri Feachem as SVP, global access and alliances.

People news: Access Pharmaceuticals and Concentric Pharma Advertising

Access Pharmaceuticals hired Anthony Mottola as VP of managed care and market access.

People news: Covidien and Human Genome Sciences

Covidien promoted Jose (Joe) Almeida to president and CEO effective July 1, replacing Richard Meelia, who is retiring.

People moves: JAMA, Lilly, Harrison and Star

The American Medical Association named Boston University School of Medicine's Howard Bauchner, MD editor-in-chief of JAMA.

People moves: Allergan and Hospira

Hospira named Allergan president F. Michael Ball chief executive officer. Ball succeeds founding CEO Christopher Begley, who will become executive chairman at Hospira.

People news: Draftfcb

Draftfcb hired Jennifer Comiteau as director of content creation, a new position.

People news: Bayer HealthCare and Pozen

Bayer HealthCare appointed Erica Mann president of its consumer division and a member of its executive committee, effective March 14.

People news: Aqua Pharmaceuticals and AlloCure

Aqua Pharmaceuticals hired Ted White as VP, sales, responsible for managing Aqua's sales force.

People news: Biocodex USA and 3-V Biosciences

Biocodex USA hired Dr. Andres Tellez as principal, business development and strategy.

People news: Pfizer, Epocrates, GCI and Spectrum

Mobile reference firm Epocrates appointed former Pfizer executive Peter Brandt to its board of directors.

People news: Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline

Pfizer named GSK's Dr. Yvonne Greenstreet SVP, head of medicines development for its Specialty Care Business Unit.

People news: BSD Medical

Microwave ablation firm BSD Medical promoted Steven Smith to VP, sales, marketing and business development, including responsibility for global sales and distribution.

People news: Savient and Lilly Oncology

John Johnson, SVP and president of Lilly Oncology, has resigned from the company effective January 28.

People news: Conceptus, Publicis and Burson-Marsteller

Conceptus, a Mountain View, CA-based company that developed a non-surgical permanent birth control procedure, has hired Bayer's Sam Trujilo to head up marketing.

People news: Bexion, OraSure Technologies, Ziopharm Oncology

Former FDA commissioner Dr. Lester Crawford, who has worked at a Washington lobbying firm since resigning from the agency in 2005, joined the board of Bexion Pharmaceuticals.

People news: SkinMedica and ReachMD

SkinMedica hired Joe Willis as VP, sales and marketing.

People news: Par Pharmaceutical

Par Pharmaceutical Companies said John MacPhee had resigned as president of Strativa Pharmaceuticals and EVP Par Pharmaceutical "to pursue other interests" after six years with the company.

People news: Pfizer, Bausch & Lomb, Sanofi-Aventis, Human Genome Sciences

Pfizer's board of directors elected George Lorch as non-executive chairman of the board.

People news: D. Medical Industries

Medical device firm D. Medical Industries has hired Zoe Myers as chief commercial officer, effective February 1, 2011, to lead global commercial strategy and US operations.

People news: Merck and Forest Labs

Kenneth Frazier will succeed Richard Clark as CEO of Merck effective January 1, 2011, the company announced this morning.

People news: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals named Christine Poon to its expanded board of directors.

People news: Unigene Labs

Unigene Laboratories hired Alex Martin as VP, business development and head of commercial operations, a newly created position.

People news: Astellas' Agensys and Bausch & Lomb

Astellas Pharma's Agensys subsidiary named Allergan's Sef Kurstjens CEO and president, replacing founder Donald Rice, who is retiring.

People news: Porter Novelli

Porter Novelli named chief medical officer Barbara DeBuono, MD to lead its global healthcare practice.

People news: Lighthouse Learning

Lighthouse Learning, which develops and sells CME curricula without taking commercial support, hired Sherri Foster as CME director.

People news: AbelsonTaylor

AbelsonTaylor named Nancy Drescher SVP, director of client services.

People news: Synovate Healthcare and Durata Therapeutics

Market research agency Synovate Healthcare has hired Paul Villa as SVP, payer and market access research.

People news: Catabasis Pharmaceuticals and Roska Healthcare Advertising

Catabasis Pharmaceuticals hired Michael Curtis, Ph.D., as VP, product development, a new role.

People news: Signature Diagnostics

Signature Diagnostics, a molecular oncology diagnostics company, hired Rainer Kramer as chief business officer.

People news: Aveo Pharmaceuticals, Ensemble Therapeutics

Aveo Pharmaceuticals hired Michael Bailey as chief commercial officer, a new position.

People news: Waggener Edstrom

Waggener Edstrom, the Seattle PR shop, named SVP Colleen Beauregard to lead the healthcare practice.

People news: JAMA, King Pharmaceuticals

Catherine DeAngelis will step down from her post as JAMA editor-in-chief next June, the journal said.

People news: APCO Worldwide and Pfizer

APCO Worldwide named former Pfizer public affairs director Francesca Tedesco VP.

People news: HC&B, Cambridge BioMarketing, Alpha & Omega

HC&B named Digitas Health's Amy Chase senior interactive project manager.

People moves: Project on Government Oversight, Digitas, MS&L

Paul Thacker, a top researcher for Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) whose work transformed regulation of industry marketing practices, is leaving the Senator's office to join the Project on Government Oversight.

People news: Gardiner-Caldwell and Sidley Austin LLP

Gardiner-Caldwell Communications named AstraZeneca's Richard Baxter VP client services.

People news: Ignite Health

Digital healthcare marketing agency Ignite Health, part of inVentiv Health, hired Hana Smetkova as VP, creative director, working out of the agency's Manhattan office.

People news: Nycomed US, Vitae and Taris Biomedical

Nycomed US hired Steve Andrzejewski as CEO, putting him in charge of Nycomed's US dermatology business and distribution and commercial operations for the three marketing and sales divisions Fougera, PharmaDerm and Savage Laboratories.

People news: Everyday Health, MediZine, HCEA

Everyday Health named Washington Post digital head Goli Sheikholeslami chief product officer.

People news: Nycomed US and Bristol-Myers Squibb

Nycomed US named Steve Andrzejewski CEO.

People news: Amgen and Physicians World

Amgen named Novartis' Jonathan Peacock EVP and chief financial officer.

People News: Bayer HealthCare and IMS Health

Bayer HealthCare promoted Timothy Hayes to lead global business development for its consumer care division effective July 1, adding to his previous role as SVP and region head for the business unit.

People News: Abbott Labs and Lux Biosciences

Abbott Laboratories executive vice president of pharmaceuticals Olivier Bohuon is leaving the company to become CEO at Pierre Fabre Group, a French pharmaceutical company, beginning September 1.

People News: Biogen Idec

Biogen Idec hired Dr. George Scangos as CEO, replacing the recently retired James Mullen.

People News: Spectrum Pharmaceuticals

Spectrum Pharmaceuticals hired James Shields as SVP and chief commercial officer.

People News: Eisai

Eisai promoted Lonnel Coats to president and CEO of Eisai Inc., from president and COO.

People News: Quadrant HealthCom, Sudler & Hennessey, Access Communications

Quadrant HealthCom named Carol Nathan VP, custom programs and Kathy Christie editorial manager, custom programs.

People News: Par Pharmaceutical

Par Pharmaceutical CFO Lawrence Kenyon resigned effective June 30 "to pursue other opportunities" and will be replaced by treasurer Michael Tropiano, who joined the company in that role in 2005.

People News: APCO Worldwide

APCO Worldwide hired former Wyeth corporate affairs chief Timothy Cost to lead its substantial healthcare practice.

People News: MedImmune and Publicis

MedImmune named Lisa Davis VP, corporate affairs, with responsibility for PR, internal communications, government affairs, advocacy, community relations and corporate responsibility.

People News: AstraZeneca and Pfizer

AstraZeneca hired Pfizer's Martin Mackay to lead research and development, and Pfizer named Wyeth R&D chief Mikael Dolsten to lead its R&D efforts.

People News: MS&L

MS&L announced several hires to its North American healthcare practice, including Ellena Friedman, who joins from Feinstein Kean Healthcare as SVP, director of the healthcare and life sciences practice and deputy managing director in Boston.

People News: Razorfish Health and Goble & Associates

Razorfish Health named Alfred O'Neill group VP client engagement and strategy and Rob Ulliman executive creative director.

People News: Sudler & Hennessey, Qforma and HealthStar PR

Sudler & Hennessey named John Marchese EVP, director of account services.

People News: GlaxoSmithKline, J.D. Power and Associates and PharmMD

GlaxoSmithKline promoted Patrick Vallance as SVP, medicines discovery and development, and as a member of the company's corporate executive team.

People News: Healthcare Regional Marketing

Bill Goldberg was named president and CEO of Healthcare Regional Marketing, a Cincinnati-based marketing services firm that services pharma and healthcare industry clients. He was previously COO of the firm.

People News: PhRMA and Virilion

Lorraine Bracco will serve as PhRMA's latest celebrity guest for its Sharing Miracles public affairs show.

People News: Avanir Pharmaceuticals and Canon Communications

Avanir Pharmaceuticals named Michael McFadden VP US sales and managed markets, while ur-pharmablogger Ed Silverman quit Elsevier for Canon Communications.

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