New ED brings more than 25 years of experience in organizational leadership

SOUTH RIDING, VA. Slone Partners, a nationwide executive search firm for life sciences, biotechnology, and diagnostics companies, has announced the placement of Susan Landis as Executive Director of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals’ (ACRP) Board of Trustees. She will begin serving in her new role effective June 14, 2021.

Landis brings to ACRP more than 25 years of experience in organizational leadership, including as Vice President at Quintiles, where she helped build and lead a global clinical research engagement group. Most recently, Landis served for six years as Head of Strategic Engagement & Communications at Duke Clinical Research Institute, where she led external and internal marketing for the world’s largest academic research organization. She has also served in Senior Vice President roles at Zebra Technologies and Spirent Communications.

“I am excited to announce Susan Landis as ACRP’s new Executive Director, and I am confident in her ability to lead ACRP into the future as we work to fulfill our mission and achieve our strategic goals,” said Erika Stevens, MA, Chair of the Association Board of Trustees.

“I am looking forward to leading ACRP and working closely with its board, members, and operational teams to continue the important work to improve the quality of clinical research by advancing the clinical research workforce worldwide,” Landis said.

Landis earned her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Communications at Rollins College.

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*Press release edited 6/27/2023