Leo I. Gordon, MD | Northwestern University
Dr. Gordon is the Chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology of the
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
and the Abby and John Friend Professor of Cancer Research and
Professor of Medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern
University in Chicago. He is also the Associate Director for Clinical
Research and specializes in lymphoma research, a discipline in which he is
one of the world's leading experts. Dr. Gordon is recruited
internationally to speak and has written extensively on lymphoma,
authoring over 100 manuscripts for numerous professional journals.
Bill Ashton | Amgen Pharmaceuticals (retired)
Vice President of Commercial Affairs
As part of Mr. Ashton's sixteen-year career with Amgen, he grew Amgen's
neophyte sales force to one of the pharmaceutical world's most successful.
After joining Amgen as one of its first sales and marketing staff members,
Mr. Ashton moved on to be Vice President of Sales and then Vice President/
General Manager of Corporate Accounts. He also served as liaison to the
Department of Health and Human Services, patient and provider groups,
and health trade associations, and played a lead role in establishing Amgen's
Global Government Affairs group, which keeps tabs on the changing
worldwide healthcare environment. Mr. Ashton retired in 2005 and currently
resides in Philadelphia.
Dennis R. Kroner | Oppenheimer & Company
Prior to joining Oppenheimer, Mr. Kroner practiced public accounting in
Chicago for over 40 years. He was Vice-Chairman of the Illinois CPA Society
and has served as Chairman of numerous committees for AICPA. Mr. Kroner
is also the founder of The All-Star Financial Group, LLC, an information-sharing
group of CPAs specializing in personal financial planning for entertainers,
professional athletes and high net-worth individuals. Mr. Kroner is currently an
adjunct professor at DePaul University and serves on the Board of Directors
of Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital & Care Network, Avoca Foundation for Preservation
of Educational Excellence, and Hektoen Institute for Medical Research (Breast Cancer & HIV Research) www.hektoen.org.
Steven Cohen | Hatzalah Volunteer Ambulance Company
Emergency Medical Technician / Professor
Mr. Cohen holds a B.S. in Health Administration and a Doctorate in Rabbinical
Studies. He is a senior member of Hatzalah Volunteer Ambulance Company,
the world's largest volunteer ambulance company. www.hatzalah.org In the New York tri-state area,
Lorrie Minor | UBS Financial Services Inc.
Ms. Minor is a Certified Investment Management Analyst and a Certified Financial
Planner. She holds an M.S. in Taxation. At UBS, Ms. Minor focuses on the financial
needs of corporate executives, closely-held business owners and retirees. She
also works with individuals whose financial responsibilities have been accelerated by
divorce or unexpected changes in family circumstances. She is based in
Chicago and Miami.