Excellence Awards

Congratulations to this Year’s Finalists and Honorees!

After weeks of anticipation, we are thrilled to announce this year’s finalists and honorees! The full press release is available here. Join us on June 10 at the LTEN Connect Virtual Learning Forum to celebrate our finalists and announce the winners.

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“While we won’t be gathering for the live LTEN Annual Conference this year, we’re still committed to recognizing and honoring the LTEN members and training industry leaders who so richly deserve it,” said Dawn Brehm, executive director of LTEN. “We look forward to our virtual awards ceremony at the LTEN Connect event, where we’ll also be honoring our LTEN Hall of Fame inductees and recognizing the winners of our first field training scholarships for LTEN events.” 

The finalists for the 6th Annual LTEN Excellence Awards are:

Practitioners All-Star Teams:
  • Abbott EP Education, Abbott
  • Amgen Global Learning & Performance Team, Amgen
  • The Americas’ Commercial Training Team, Baxter International
  • Novartis Market Access and Patient Specialty Services, Novartis
  • SK Training Team, SK Life Science, Inc.
  • The Sysmex Center for Learning, Sysmex America
Practitioners Emerging Leaders:
  • Jerad Abbott, AbbVie
  • Richard “Brad” Rzendzian, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
  • Amanda Harris, Johnson & Johnson Medical Device
  • Andria Cox, Sanofi
  • Tiffani Higgins, Teva Pharmaceuticals
Practitioners Innovation:
  • Gilbert Marchany III, AbbVie
  • John Broadwell, Biohaven
  • Tara Leahy, Daiichi-Sankyo & Vernon Watt, AstraZeneca (co-finalists)
  • Lauren Griffey, Jazz Pharmaceuticals
  • Katrina Church, Merz North America
  • Sarah Pinson, UCB
Inaugural Practitioners Non-Commercial Training Efficiency:
  • Kelly Rebmann, Sanofi Pasteur
Practitioners Training for Change:
  • Barbara Pattullo, Genentech
  • Missy Lay, Grifols
  • Nancy Quast; Christine Rivero; Heather Duncan; and Deb Topka, Sandoz
  • Terah Benjamin, Takeda Pharmaceuticals 
  • Commercial Training & Development Team, Teva Pharmaceuticals
Field Trainer Scholarship Winners:
  • Julie Fassel, AstraZeneca
  • Rosa Hanks, Cooper Surgical
Providers Industry Partnership:
  • ACTO with Axiom and AstraZeneca
  • IC Axon, a Division of GP Strategies with Novartis
  • Proficient Learning with Chiesi USA
  • Scrimmage with Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Unboxed Training & Technology with GlaxoSmithKline
Providers Innovation:
  • AdMed
  • CMR Institute
  • Matrix Achievement
  • Scrimmage
  • ScienceMedia
Providers Learning Content:
  • Axiom
  • IC Axon, a Division of GP Strategies
  • Illuminate
  • Maestro
  • Tipping Point Media

For more information on the LTEN Excellence Awards and to view past winners, visit www.LTENconference.com.

Award Categories

New! Non-Commercial Training Efficiency
All-Star Team
Emerging Leader
Training for Change
Member of the Year
Hall of FameSubmit Your Nomination
Industry Partnership
Learning Content
Member of the Year

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To learn more about award categories and criteria, please click here. For a list of Rules and Frequently Asked Questions, please click here.

For additional questions, please contact Awards@L-TEN.org. Interested in sponsoring this year’s awards program? Contact Gregg Haunroth at ghaunroth@L-TEN.org

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