Lee Ann Kimak

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Lee Ann Kimak

Lee Ann Kimak, BA, MBA, JD, PMP has more than 20 years of experience across healthcare encompassing medical devices, drugs and vaccines. She started her career in analytical chemistry at Exxon Research & Engineering then transitioned to marketing at Johnson & Johnson where she launched a new sterilization device. Lee Ann also held several roles of increasing responsibility in marketing while working on women’s healthcare brands at Ethicon. She later led a global, cross functional team for a Milan, Italy based pharmaceutical company to define the global commercialization strategy for a late Phase 3 drug.

During her tenure at Wyeth, now Pfizer, Lee Ann was responsible for the launch of before moving into her role as Senior Director, US Operations. In this role, she provided operational support for a $9B US commercial structure including sales force of 3000 and more than 18 pharmaceutical brands. She led the 5 year strategic planning process with US Management Team in this role resulting in the evolution of Wyeth’s commercial structure to be more customer focused, drive revenue growth and reduce operating expenses.

She was then promoted to Executive Director, Premarin Family Marketing where she ran greater than $1B Wyeth US women’s healthcare franchise, growing the market for these mature products through innovative marketing and sales strategies. Lee Ann was named Wyeth’s HBA Rising Star in 2007 and received the President’s Achievement Award. Since joining Pfizer, Lee Ann has been the only employee to be voted the Great Manager Award for two consecutive years in a row.

Lee Ann is also active in community leadership. Lee Ann was accepted into the Forum of Executive Women of Philadelphia. She is the founder and immediate past president of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA) which she helped to grow to more than 1000 members in 3 years.

She also served on the Board of the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania Women's Initiative. This initiative supports adolescent girls through community and school-based activities that focus on helping girls build self-esteem, honor their bodies and maintain healthy relationships with their peers. The Girls Today, Leaders Tomorrow program supports attitudes and behaviors related to the “six pillars of character” – trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.

Lee Ann linked these two great organizations through an annual golf outing to raise money for annual day camps that support the “Girls Today, Leaders Tomorrow” initiative. Beyond raising funds to support camp for these girls, it linked two organizations and supported mentoring relationships and volunteering across the groups as well.