2002 Star Volunteer

Mariana Palacios, partner, The Trillium Group, LLC

Mariana PalaciosAs the HBA has grown and prospered over the years, the organization has come to depend on the tireless efforts and dedication of the many volunteers who serve and have served on the HBA board of directors, advisory board and committees.

The HBA is pleased to honor its own Star Volunteer, Mariana A. Palacios, secretary of the HBA board, for her many years of service and outstanding contribution to the growth of the HBA.

A board member for the past six years, Mariana held a number of important positions, including seminars committee chair, ad hoc director of marketing and co-director of marketing, during which she played major roles in the HBA's new branding and expansion efforts and in the formation of its chapters. Without Mariana's commitment of time and talent, these developments would not have happened.

Mariana is a founding partner of The Trillium Group, LLC, a strategic marketing consulting company serving the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. The Trillium Group provides marketing and product management services such as forecasting, marketing strategies development, business assessments and launch planning.

She started her pharmaceutical industry career more than 30 years ago conducting pharmacological research. This work was followed by seven years in clinical development, including work as a clinical research associate, study manager and clinical coordinator.

Following this foundation in research and development, Mariana moved on to the business side of the industry, working in licensing and acquisitions, international marketing, strategic marketing and US marketing. Her accomplishments as Vice President of Marketing in the mid 1990's included leading a staff of 28 people in managing the $400 million product portfolio of then Sanofi Winthrop Pharmaceuticals.

Her educational background includes degrees in biology and chemistry from Barry University, followed by a master's degree in biology from the University of Miami and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Mariana also serves on the Institutional Review Board of St. Mary's Medical Center in Langhorne, Pennsylvania.

Congratulations and many thanks to Mariana Palacios for her enthusiasm, drive and dedicated efforts to support the HBA's successful expansion into a national organization.