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Frank Barnes Mentor Award
The Frank Barnes Award was established in 2000 by a group of LES members to memorialize Frank Barnes' vast contributions to the field of licensing through mentorship.
Each year at the LES (USA & Canada) Annual meeting an award is presented to an LES member, who like Mr. Barnes, has dedicated considerable time and energy to mentoring fellow licensing professionals. Sponsored by the LES Foundation, the award honors Frank Barnes, Corporate Vice President for Abbott Laboratories, who passed away in June 2000 after a long fight with cancer. Frank’s contributions to Abbott through his in-licensing prowess are legendary, earning the company billions of dollars annually.
Aside from his financial impact for Abbott, Frank was known throughout the pharmaceutical industry as one of the ‘Deans of Pharma Licensing’. An early supporter of LES (USA & Canada), Frank mentored dozens of licensing executives who continue to make important contributions throughout the pharmaceutical industry. Thus, his legacy lives on.
Please submit your nomination by July 15
The Award recipient will be announced at the LES Annual Meeting (Boston, October 14-17, 2018).
Submit your nomination today!
Past Frank Barnes Award recipients:
2017- Bill Mattson