Perry L. Fri is HDA’s Executive Vice President of Industry Relations, Membership & Education and Chief Operating Officer of the HDA Research Foundation. At HDA, Fri is responsible for the direction, supervision and development of industry initiatives that facilitate improved business processes and operational efficiencies in the healthcare supply chain. Fri currently serves on the Board of Directors for Healthcare Ready, a 501(c)(3) organization established to help public and private sector stakeholders across the pharmaceutical supply chain prepare for (and maintain operations during) disasters.
Fri most recently served as Vice President of Industry Relations and Program Development for the Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA). Prior to joining HIDA, Fri was a consultant for The Hale Group. He also was Vice President of Industry Alliances for Instill Corporation, and was the Director of Supply Chain Management for NWDA (now HDA). He holds a BA in History from the University of Maryland.
One of the most accomplished leaders in the history of national security, Sue M. Gordon is the former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence (PDDNI) — the country’s number-two ranking intelligence official. As the fifth PDDNI, she co-led the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and oversaw the entire Intelligence Community (IC), comprising more than a dozen agencies that collect information on threats against the United States. In particular, Gordon’s transformative leadership focused on integrating intelligence across the organization, expanding outreach and partnerships, driving innovation, and advancing diversity and inclusion throughout the IC. With over three decades of legendary and dedicated service, Gordon has led at every level of the IC — with roles spanning numerous organizations and disciplines — learning to “see the world as it is, not as she prefers it to be.”
Prior to assuming the role of PDDNI, Gordon served as the Deputy Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) from 2015 to 2017. In this role, she helped to lead the agency and manage the National System of Geospatial Intelligence. Gordon was instrumental in driving NGA’s transformation to meet the challenges of a 21st century intelligence agency, championing agile governance, recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce, and expansion of geospatial intelligence services to the open marketplace.
Before her NGA assignment, Gordon served for 27 years at the CIA and was involved in some of the most monumental operations in U.S. history, including the raid of Osama bin Laden’s compound by U.S. Navy SEALs in 2011. During her tenure, she rose to senior executive positions in each of the CIA’s four directorates: operations, analysis, science and technology, and support. In 1998, Gordon designed and spearheaded the formation of In-Q-Tel — a private, nonprofit company that accelerates the development and delivery of cutting-edge technologies to national security agencies.
Gordon has been recognized for her creative executive leadership through numerous awards, including the Presidential Rank Award at the distinguished level. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in zoology (biomechanics) from Duke University, where she was the captain of the Duke Women’s Basketball team.
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