Honorable Mentor

Brian Goff, head of global hemophilia organization at Baxter International Inc, named 2014 Honorable Mentor by the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA)

Brian GoffThe Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) today announced that it has named Brian Goff, head of global hemophilia organization at Baxter International Inc, as its 2014 Honorable Mentor. He will be formally recognized at the 25th annual HBA Woman of the Year (WOTY) event in New York City, on Thursday, May 1, 2014. Nearly 2,500 leaders across the industry will celebrate all of this year's honorees during the 25th WOTY event that includes a refashioned and inspiring luncheon program and innovative networking opportunities. Also lauded will be three visionary women from across the healthcare spectrum who have been named 2014 Women of the Year, the HBA STAR, a group of nearly 100 Rising Stars and 25 HBA Luminaries.

“I am truly honored to be recognized by HBA, especially given the positive impact HBA has had for the development of so many future leaders,” said Brian Goff.  “Mentoring talent for personal growth in our dynamic healthcare industry is an opportunity I highly value and see as one of my most important responsibilities.”

Created in 2001, the Honorable Mentor award recognizes one individual each year who demonstrates long-term support for the advancement of women in the healthcare industry, has a personal dedication to developing, mentoring and promoting women in the industry, and who has been supportive of the HBA’s goals.

“Brian is an inspiring leader who drives business success through his authentic leadership style and his strong focus on talent development,” said Ludwig Hantson, PhD, president of Baxter's BioScience business. “This honor speaks highly of Brian’s leadership philosophy and a strong focus on driving an inclusive and diverse culture throughout our Baxter BioScience organization.” 

Goff joined Baxter International Inc. as global franchise head for hemophilia in June 2012. Previously, Brian was vice president and head of the primary care business unit in the US for Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. Brian held several key leadership positions at Novartis, including global brand leadership in Basel, Switzerland. Before joining Novartis in 2005, Brian spent 14 years in key positions in sales and product management in the pharmaceutical division of Johnson & Johnson. Brian earned a BA, Phi Beta Kappa, in economics from Skidmore College and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania. Brian lives in the Chicago area with his wife and four children.


Read Brian's speech from the Woman of the Year event.


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