After graduating from West Point, one of my earliest experiences as an Army logistics officer was serving as the platoon leader for a Security Detachment in Baghdad, Iraq. This was my first of two year-long deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. While serving in this role, I led 40 soldiers and conducted more than 100 combat logistics patrols to provide security for people and equipment across a variety of situations in the Baghdad area. I was fortunate to receive a Bronze Star Medal and Combat Action Badge for my service.
Following my second tour overseas and my five years of active duty service, I pursued an MBA in order to further build my business acumen and skill set. I have always had a passion for marketing, especially in the healthcare industry where we can make a true impact by developing and delivering breakthrough therapies for those affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions.
In my professional role on Shire’s marketing team for U.S. Oncology, I am responsible for developing and implementing the brand strategy and tactics for a product given to patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. There is a tremendous amount of job satisfaction from knowing that the products we provide to patients truly make a difference in their lives and their families’ lives.