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NEW YORK — Tara Harding, SDI senior director of sales operations, was honored as an industry rising star by the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association during its 2011 Woman of the Year award luncheon Thursday.
“Tara exemplifies the ideal of a selfless, team-oriented professional,” stated Andrew Kress, SDI’s CEO. “She is an innovative problem solver who has had a consistently positive impact on all areas of SDI, from sales to finance to customer operations. She leads by tireless example, and with her guidance, her team redesigned, implemented and monitored an entirely new system of sales metrics that significantly improved SDI’s sales results and customer service.”
HBA is a global not-for-profit organization dedicated to furthering the advancement of women in healthcare worldwide. HBA Rising Stars are professionals in various sectors of the healthcare industry, including pharmaceutical, biotechnology, advertising, public relations, medical education and market research, among other fields, who represent various career stages and disciplines. The nomination demonstrates recognition by Rising Stars' companies and colleagues of the outstanding performance, commitment to excellence, and energy and enthusiasm with which they approach activities daily to contribute to their companies’ success.
Harding has been with SDI since 2002, when she began in the finance department. She now oversees SDI’s sales operations, contract administration and forecasting.