Speaker Date Topic
Richard Zahn Jan 26, 2021 12:00 PM
Molecules to Medicines: Trends, technology and how do we pay?

Richard W. Zahn is a principal with HMJ Global Partners, a corporate strategy and governance group. Mr. Zahn has guided public and private companies in the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Europe, and Asia. Prior experience includes over four decades in pharmaceutical leadership including the founding management board member of Ortho Biotech, the biotechnology division of Johnson & Johnson, where he commercialized the world’s first monoclonal antibody and recombinant protein for human therapeutic use.

Mr. Zahn is the retired President of Schering Laboratories where he led change and grew the business to a $6 billion, 7000 employee integrated pharmaceutical research development and manufacturing organization. His portfolio included leading modalities in cardiovascular, oncology, allergy, and asthma.

Mr. Zahn has been a guest lecturer at leading universities discussing health policy and global impact. He is active in community groups, a member of the Iola Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow.

Sarah Haymaker, Deputy District Director, SBA Feb 02, 2021 12:00 PM
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Sarah Haymaker is the Deputy District Director with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in Wichita, Kansas and has recently completed 18 years of federal service. Prior to joining SBA Sarah was with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Washington, D.C. where she led the public affairs program for the communications division, was a special assistant to the Chief of NRCS, and served as Chief of Staff for the Senior White House Advisor to the Secretary of Agriculture.  Prior to service at USDA headquarters, Sarah held several technical and management positions across Louisiana before joining the senior leadership team and eventually serving a term appointment as the state director.  

Sarah is an Oklahoma native where her family has owned and operated small businesses for more than 60 years.  Sarah holds both a Bachelor and Master of Science from Oklahoma State University.