Jon Ellms, principal and director, Access Health care Practice (Access), an independent event marketing organization for the automotive, health care, technology and consumer goods industries, announced that the following members of his team have been promoted to director, client services:
Gail Wills joined Access in 2008, bringing more than 20 years of global program management in health care and other key industries. She has leveraged her experience with clients and suppliers to create successful working partnerships with health care industry brand teams, convention departments and ad agencies. Throughout her career, Wills has been responsible for trade relations, training, events and point-of-sale merchandising.
Matt Bennet started working at Access upon graduation from Bryant University in 2008 and has steadily progressed in taking on new business responsibilities and developing client relationships. His understanding of client expectations and his ability to nurture accounts have contributed significantly to the growth of Access’ health care portfolio.
Lisa A. Thornbury became part of the Access team in the spring of 2014 with a resume that includes every segment of the industry: convention manager, supplier and show management. Her experience as a convention manager at a global pharmaceutical company gives her unmatched empathy with our clients, and she truly understands their experiences and frustrations. Thornbury also brings a wealth of negotiating skills when it comes to getting the most out of show participation.
Brendan Emerson came to Access in the beginning of 2014 from the medical meetings industry where he was a leader in content development, engagement and conference design. He understands the challenges of meeting management as well as exhibitor expectations, and he continues to nurture his personal relations with many of the key figures in today’s pharmaceutical marketing world.
“The current buzz in the health care industry is how everything is changing. We accept that change as inevitable but the challenge now is to determine the course the industry—products, budgets, patient focus, alliances—is going and to get there ahead of the crowd,” said Ellms. “With the leadership skills of the people on our team, their experience, insights and dedication, I have no doubt that we will not only succeed but get there first.”
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