SOURCE: Horizon Pharma plc

Horizon Pharma plc

May 12, 2016 08:00 ET

Horizon Pharma plc Announces That Marilyn Vetter Honored as a 2016 Healthcare Businesswomen's Association Luminary

DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwired - May 12, 2016) - Horizon Pharma plc (NASDAQ: HZNP), a biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients' lives by identifying, developing, acquiring and commercializing differentiated and accessible medicines that address unmet medical needs, today announced that Marilyn Vetter, vice president, government and public affairs, has been named a 2016 Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA) Luminary. Marilyn will be honored today at the 27th annual Woman of the Year event in New York.

The HBA is the leading not-for-profit global organization committed to furthering the advancement and impact of women in healthcare worldwide. Marilyn was recognized for her dedication to advancing other women's careers throughout her more than 20-year career in the pharmaceutical industry.

"A luminary inspires or influences others in a field for which they both share a passion," said Marilyn Vetter, vice president, government and public affairs, Horizon Pharma plc. "I've been blessed to be mentored by a select few luminaries, both men and women, throughout my career. They've encouraged me to act with courage, intellect, ingenuity, energy and empathy. I'm humbled to be a recipient of this award that honors all they've inspired me to achieve and it is with deep admiration and gratitude that I share it with them."

Marilyn joined Horizon Pharma in July 2014 as senior director, government and public affairs and was promoted to her current position in October 2015. During her long tenure in the pharmaceutical industry, she has held numerous leadership roles in government affairs, managed markets and sales. Prior to joining Horizon Pharma, Marilyn spent 15 years at Takeda Pharmaceuticals where she was director, government affairs leading the company's government and public affairs efforts for Illinois and nine other states in the Midwest. She also held roles as central area director, managed markets and national account manager while at Takeda; overseeing a team responsible for contracting in an 18 state area and the nation's largest PBMs. Prior to Takeda, Marilyn spent seven years at Organon Inc. in several positions with increasing responsibility in managed markets and sales. Previously, she was an anchor and reporter at an NBC affiliate in Bismarck, N.D. for approximately four years. She received a bachelor's degree in communications and a minor in political science from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, N.D.

"Marilyn has built a thriving government and public affairs function and her knowledge and expertise both on the state and federal level have been an asset during Horizon's growth," said Timothy P. Walbert, chairman, president and chief executive officer, Horizon Pharma plc.

About Horizon Pharma plc
Horizon Pharma plc is a biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients' lives by identifying, developing, acquiring and commercializing differentiated and accessible medicines that address unmet medical needs. The Company markets nine medicines through its orphan, rheumatology and primary care business units. Horizon's global headquarters are in Dublin, Ireland and U.S. headquarters are in Deerfield, Ill. For more information, please visit www.horizonpharma.com. Follow @HZNPplc on Twitter or view careers on our LinkedIn page.

About the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA)
The Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA) is a global not-for-profit organization dedicated to furthering the advancement and impact of women in healthcare worldwide. With 15 chapters throughout the US and in Europe, HBA serves a community of over 30,000 individuals and 100 Corporate Partners. The HBA provides networking forums to build relationships; knowledge sharing and access to thought leaders to broaden perspective; educational programs to develop leadership skills and cutting edge industry knowledge and recognition of outstanding women and companies to promote visibility of their achievements.

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