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ABMM 2017


ABMM | October 6–9 | Laguna Beach, Calif.


Charlie Cook  
Charlie Cook, Editor and Publisher of The Cook Political Report, Columnist for the National Journal

Charlie Cook is Washington’s most trusted and most accurate voice on all things political. As the editor and publisher of The Cook Political Report, his prodigious writing is a direct line to the heart of politics. Deemed “the Picasso of election analysis” by The Wall Street Journal, he produces the sharpest political handicapping in the business, serving as the one-man, go-to source for Americans who want to be “in the know” about politics.

Cook’s expertise has been featured on the ABC, CBS, and NBC evening news programs, as well as Good Morning America, TODAY, Nightline, Meet the Press, and This Week. He has also been an election night analyst for CNN, CBS, and NBC News and for every presidential election since 1994.

He founded The Cook Political Report in 1984, and became a twice-weekly columnist for Roll Call, Capitol Hill’s premier newspaper, before joining the National Journal Group in 1998.

David Hume Kennerly  
David Hume Kennerly, UA Presidential Scholar, Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographer, University of Arizona

David Hume Kennerly won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize in Journalism for Feature Photography, was President Gerald R. Ford's chief White House photographer and was named, "One of the 100 Most Important People in Photography," by American Photo Magazine. He was a photographer for UPI, Newsweek, Time and LIFE magazines, and has photographed every president from Nixon to Trump. Kennerly has published several books of his work.

Kennerly produced Discovery Channel’s The Presidents’ Gatekeepers, a four-hour documentary project in 2013 about White House chiefs of staff. He executive produced, “The Spymasters,” a documentary about the directors of the CIA for CBS and Showtime. Kennerly was nominated for a Primetime Emmy as executive producer of NBC’s The Taking of Flight 847, and was the writer and executive producer of a two-hour NBC pilot, Shooter, starring Helen Hunt, based on his Vietnam experiences. Shooter won the Emmy for Outstanding Cinematography.

In 2015 he was recipient of the Lucie Award for Achievement in Photojournalism, and received an honorary doctorate from Lake Erie College. In 2018, the University of Arizona appointed Kennerly their first UA Presidential Scholar. He will be based at the university’s Center for Creative Photography.

Douglas Long  
Douglas M. Long, Vice President, Industry Relations, IQVIA

Doug Long’s dedication and leadership in healthcare spans four decades. Doug has unparalleled experience and perspective on pharmaceutical distribution and the changing U.S. and global healthcare marketplace.

As Vice President of Industry Relations for IQVIA (formerly QuintilesIMS) – the world’s largest pharmaceutical information company – Doug has been a leader with the company since 1989 in implementing health databases, developing new products and fostering relationships with distributors, manufacturers, retailers and industry associations.

Doug’s annual Industry Year in Review showcases his unique perspective on a range of vital pharmaceutical topics, including global market trends, industry forecasts, research and development, marketing practices, blockbuster drugs, patent expirations and generic trends and biotechnology.

Wholesalers, retailers, manufacturers and healthcare trade associations rely on him for guidance, direction and industry expertise. Doug is a highly sought-after industry speaker at healthcare association and trade meetings. He also serves as a permanent member of the Editorial Advisory Board of HealthCare Distributor magazine.

Doug is the recipient of several industry achievement awards –the IFPW (International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers)  Leadership award (2016), the Harold W. Pratt Award, bestowed by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (2012); the Nexus Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Healthcare Distribution Management Association (2004); and, IMS Health’s prestigious Summit Award (2003) and the Chinese Association of Pharmaceutical Commerce 2017 Award for his contributions to the Chinese Supply Chain.

Prior to IQVIA, Doug was at Nielsen Market Research for 16 years in sales and marketing capacities. A native of Illinois, Doug received a BA from DePauw University and an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Anja Manuel  
Anja Manuel, Principal, RiceHadleyGates, LLC

A former diplomat, author and advisor on emerging markets, Anja Manuel is co-founder and principal along with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley and former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, in RiceHadleyGates LLC, a strategic consulting firm that helps U.S. companies navigate international markets.

She is the author of the critically acclaimed This Brave New World: India, China and the United States, published by Simon and Schuster in 2016. From 2005–2007, she served as an official at the U.S. Department of State, responsible for South Asia Policy.

Earlier in her career, Ms. Manuel was an attorney at WilmerHale, working on corporate governance, international and Supreme Court cases and represented special committees of major corporate boards before the U.S. Congress, Department of Justice and the SEC. She also was an investment banker at Salomon Brothers in London.

She currently serves on two corporate boards: Overseas Shipping Group, Inc., a NYSE-listed energy transportation company, and Ripple Labs Inc., a leading blockchain payments company.

Manuel also serves on advisory boards of Flexport Inc., Synapse Inc., Center for a New American Security, and the boards of the American Ditchley Foundation, National Committee on US-China Relations and Governor Brown’s California Export Council.

She is a frequent commentator on foreign policy and technology policy for outlets included MSNBC, Bloomberg, Fox Business, BBC, NPR and others, and writes for publications ranging from The New York Times, to Fortune, The Atlantic, and Newsweek, among others.

She serves as a Senior Fellow for the Harvard Initiative on Technology and Public Purpose with former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, and is a member of the Aspen Strategy Group and the Council on Foreign Relations.

A graduate of Harvard Law School and Stanford University, Manuel now lectures at Stanford.

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