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UCB Female Execs Lead GA Healthcare Industry Groups


  • Posted by Katelyn Snider, U.S. Communications and Public AffairsFemale_Leaders_Photo_1280x960

    We are pleased to recognize two UCB leaders, Patty Fritz and Stephanie Hunter-Banks, who were recently appointed to leadership positions for Georgia healthcare industry groups: Georgia Bio and Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA), Atlanta Chapter, respectively. In support of our corporate strategy to create maximum value for patients, UCB is dedicated to encouraging diversity and inclusion. We are proud to celebrate the accomplishments of these two leaders who encourage and inspire the UCB colleagues around them.


    Patty Fritz, Head of U.S. Corporate Affairs, was elected chair of Georgia Bio’s Board of Directors for a two-year term. Patty is the first female chair of Georgia Bio in its 30-year history. In her new role, Patty will lead Georgia Bio in its mission to advance the growth of Georgia’s life sciences community and to encourage diversity and inclusion across the industry. Georgia Bio is rapidly growing in membership, conducting a new industry study, and increasing efforts to improve the workforce for the sector. Because of avid work by Georgia Bio, member companies, and others, the recognition of innovation taking place here in Georgia is increasing. As chair, Patty will be dedicated to continuing this trend to “push the boundaries of the known and deliver new solutions for people in need.” Patty also serves on the board of directors for The Carter Center Board of Councilors.

    Stephanie Hunter-Banks, PharmD, U.S. Mission Lead, Experience, Neurology Patient Value Unit (nPVU), was appointed as the President of HBA’s Atlanta Chapter. Over the next two years, Stephanie will be responsible for leading HBA Atlanta, the first chapter in the country, toward accomplishing their strategic goals, including advocating for gender parity in leadership, expanding their footprint in the local healthcare community, elevating the member experience to create career and business development opportunities, and promoting HBA as a thought leader. HBA Atlanta, with about 180 members, is dedicated to supporting women healthcare professionals, meeting them where they are in their career journey, and encouraging them to be leaders no matter their professional title. “HBA is a great organization that empowers women to be proactive in advancing their career and supports them with tools to achieve their aspirations. I am proud to be a part of HBA and invite others to join me.” – Stephanie Hunter-Banks. Stephanie also serves as the Chair of the Healthcare and Biotech Partnership of the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce and Steering Committee Member for the Marietta City Schools College and Career Academy.

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