2011 Star Volunteer

Daria Blackwell, CEO and director of Knowledge Clinic, Ltd

2011 Star Volunteer is Daria BlackwellDaria Blackwell, healthcare marketing consultant and former managing partner of advertising agency Sudler & Hennessey Inc, is our 2011 Star Volunteer. She will be formally recognized at the 22nd annual “Woman of the Year” (WOTY) Luncheon on Thursday, May 5, 2011 – the premier event of the year for the healthcare community attended by over 2,000 industry leaders.

“I am grateful to be honored by my peers for my contributions to this great organization,” said Daria. “I am so proud to be a member of the HBA… and so humbled to be recognized in the presence of so many deserving, high achieving women.”

Each year, the HBA honors a star volunteer who stands apart as a truly exemplary role model for others, and who has demonstrated a long-term commitment to furthering the HBA’s goals. Daria Blackwell is a highly-regarded expert in strategic marketing to healthcare professionals and patients. Her wide range of specialties include marketing to women and women physicians, and marketing with cultural competence. She was president at both Bozell Global Healthcare and the Knowledge Clinic Inc, and was managing partner of Sudler & Hennessey LLC. Daria’s career path includes positions at Roche Laboratories.

Daria’s longstanding volunteer commitment to the HBA has amazing depth and breadth. She has served on both the board of directors and the advisory board. As HBA president in 2004, she led the reorganization of the HBA into an umbrella non-profit corporation with nine chapters and affiliates in the US. She expanded the HBA into Europe in 2006. Daria served as past-president of HBA Europe in 2008, co-chair of the ACE Award Committee in 2007-2008, and mentor to HBA’s Mid-Atlantic and Europe Chapters, as well as member of the editorial board of the HBAdvantage magazine.

Congratulations Daria!