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David Fortanbary Named President of LTEN Board of Directors

David Fortanbary on stage at the 2017 LTEN Annual Conference

ROANOKE, VA, UNITED STATES, November 29, 2017 / -- November 28, 2017, Roanoke, VA -- David Fortanbary, a life sciences training industry veteran, has been named the 2018-2019 president of the LTEN Board of Directors. Fortanbary will succeed Mary Myers of Bayer HealthCare, whose two-year term as Board president expires at the end of 2017.

David Fortanbary, Training Leader at UCB, named LTEN Board President

Fortanbary, head of U.S. Performance Training for UCB since 2014, brings more than 32 years of business leadership to his new LTEN role. Fortanbary also worked in leadership roles at Bristol-Myers Squibb for more than 25 years, as well as starting his life sciences career with Mead John Pharmaceuticals. Fortanbary joined the LTEN Board of Directors in 2013 and became Vice President in 2016.

"I am honored to be selected to lead such an amazing organization like LTEN," Fortanbary said. "Many thanks to Mary Myers for her innovative approach in leading the group these past two years. As LTEN board president, I will continue to search for opportunities to add value through new technologies, innovative solutions and, most importantly, member engagement and member service. I welcome the opportunity to learn from all of our members."

"I look forward to working with David to bring to life the LTEN vision of advancing global life science learning, a mission David and everyone at LTEN is excited about," said Dawn Brehm, executive director of LTEN. "As a Board member and officer, David has proven to be a hard-working, dedicated, innovative leader, and we know he’ll bring that same energy, concern and direction as President, and he’ll continue to impact the careers of every LTEN member."

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The Life Sciences Trainers & Educators Network ( is the only global 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization specializing in meeting the needs of life sciences learning professionals. LTEN shares the knowledge of industry leaders, provides insight into new technologies, offers innovative solutions and communities of practice that grow careers and organizational capabilities. Founded in 1971, LTEN has grown to more than 1,900 individual members who work in pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and diagnostic companies, and industry partners who support the life sciences training departments.


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Nannette Nolan
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