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2011 Daria Blackwell

Daria Blackwell named 2012 STAR (Strategic Transformation Achievement Recognition, Previously, Volunteer of the Year)

The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) named Daria Blackwell of the Knowledge Clinic as its 2011 Strategic Transformation Achievement Recognition (STAR). Each year, the HBA honors a STAR who stands apart as an exemplary role model by demonstrating a long-term commitment to the HBA’s strategic goals of furthering the advancement and impact of women in the business of healthcare.

“I am grateful to be honored by my peers for my contributions to this great organization,” said Daria. “I am so proud to be a member of the HBA and so humbled to be recognized in the presence of so many deserving, high achieving women.”

Daria is a highly-regarded expert in strategic marketing to healthcare professionals and patients. Her wide range of specialties include marketing to women and women physicians, and marketing with cultural competence. She was president at both Bozell Global Healthcare and the Knowledge Clinic Inc and was managing partner of Sudler & Hennessey LLC. Daria’s career path includes positions at Roche Laboratories.

Daria’s longstanding volunteer commitment to the HBA has amazing depth and breadth. She has served on both the board of directors and the advisory board. As HBA president in 2004, she led the reorganization of the HBA into an umbrella non-profit corporation with nine chapters and affiliates in the U.S. She expanded the HBA into Europe in 2006. Daria served as past-president of HBA Europe in 2008, co-chair of the Advancement, Commitment, Engagement (ACE) award committee in 2007-2008, mentor to HBA’s Mid-Atlantic and Europe regions and as member of the editorial board of the HBAdvantage magazine.

About the HBA

The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) is a global nonprofit organization serving a community women and men in leading life sciences, biotech, pharmaceutical and supporting companies. The HBA has nearly 120 Corporate Partners and nearly 8,000 members served by more than 20 chapters and affiliates across the U.S. and Europe.