University of Pittsburgh

Joan K. Snyder, 2010 CBA Outstanding Alumni Award Honoree

Joan K. Snyder

Senior Manager, Segment Marketing, Forest Laboratories, Inc.
New York City, N.Y.

With innate leadership skills and the ability to motivate people, Joan K. Snyder (CBA '01) is on the fast track, making a career where business and health care converge. At Eli Lilly and Company, her sales were among the top two percent in the United States, and her leadership turned an underperforming sales team from 77th to 1st in the nation. In her current position at Forest Laboratories, Inc., Snyder leads the commercial managed care marketing team, which focuses on payer strategies, research, and promotion of Forest's entire product portfolio. Snyder's leadership also extends into the community, where she concentrates her efforts on writing for and speaking to students and young professionals, helping them to develop their own leadership styles and values and extolling the importance of working with nonprofits, where she says one can get hands-on experience with big projects, take on greater responsibilities, and develop transferable skills faster than in corporate America.