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Webinar: The Role of Mentoring in Your Professional Career

  • 05/20/2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Your computer & phone

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May 20, 2020  |  12 PM ET

Join our industry peers as they share their experiences on how mentoring has positively impacted their career. In this webinar, we’ll learn from their insights and advice as they address questions from both a mentor and mentee perspective, such as:

  • As a young professional, how did mentoring help you advance in your career?
  • What would you recommend to a mentee that's looking to grow and move up in their company?
  • Now as an experienced professional, how are you mentoring others?
  • What would you recommend to other mentors to help them foster successful relationships? 
Moderated by Eryn Marx (KBK Communications), our panel includes Dan Eckert (StatLab Medical Products), Peggy Kaufman (Vizient), Jennifer Ramthun (TIDI Products) and Chris Stierle (Owens & Minor).

About the Speakers:


Eryn Marx, MBA (Moderator)
Director of Strategic Account Management
KBK Communications
Chair, PWH Mentoring Committee

Eryn Marx, MBA brings almost 10 years of healthcare marketing experience in medical device manufacturing and distribution as well as an undergraduate degree in Marketing from St. Johns University and an M.B.A with a concentration in Information Systems Management from Auburn University (War Eagle!). Eryn has spent most of her career using data and analytics to develop strategies specific to your business. She is passionate about understanding customers needs and creating a strategy that helps them reach their goals. As KBK’s Account Manager, Eryn works with KBK clients to create and execute strategic marketing plans for brand recognition and lead generation. When not working, Eryn enjoys to plan trips to Europe and spend time with her dog, Heinz who is an energetic German Shorthaired Pointer.


Dan Eckert
Chief Executive Officer
StatLab Medical Products

Dan is the CEO of StatLab, a specialized developer and manufacturer of diagnostics for anatomic pathology laboratories.StatLab is a Cressey & Co portfolio company. Dan is a co-founder and managing partner of Watershed Growth Ventures LLC, a consultancy and growth fund focused on investing in high velocity companies in Northern Nevada. Dan was formerly president & COO of Laboratory Supply Company and an operating partner with Frazier Healthcare Ventures.

Dan has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry in distribution and logistics, technology enabled services, medical devices, diagnostics, venture capital and private equity. Dan has extensive leadership and governance experience, including CEO,Director and president and COO of multiple private and publicly traded companies. Dan has served on the board of directors and executive committee of the Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA). Specialties: Fundraising, strategy development, operational execution, M&A and business integration, new market and product development and organizational development focused on world-class team building and highly effective leadership.


Peggy Kaufman
Vice President Contract Operations and Member Input
Vizient, Inc.

Peggy Kaufman is vice president, contract operations and member input. As a
leader within Vizient’s Sourcing Center of Excellence, Kaufman provides
end-to-end leadership and strategic guidance for all people, process and
technology components that power the company’s competitive contract process. This includes instilling rigor, discipline and advanced data-driven insights into all facets of Vizient’s national bid process; administering process-related training and education activities; overseeing the structure, logistics and operations of Vizient’s member input channels through the company’s extensive, multidiscipline member council program; guiding the Contract Value Realization team’s efforts to accelerate contract value availability in all member systems, tools and applications; and championing the ongoing use of sophisticated data and advanced analytics to develop actionable intelligence that drives continuity of contract value, coverage and processes throughout the contract lifecycle.

Having joined the family of companies in 2003, Kaufman has since held a
number of positions with increasing responsibility within Vizient’s contract
process and technology team. During her tenure, she has delivered support and direction on all aspects of the contracting process, contract management and eSourcing technology to contracting teams. Kaufman has also played a key role centralizing aspects of the contracting process; incorporating industry-leading business intelligence strategies into processes designed to equip negotiators with actionable data; serving as key liaison between sourcing and IT/systems teams to ensure the success of all stakeholders to achieve results; and embedding continuous improvement into all sourcing related activities.

Prior to joining Vizient, Kaufman managed procurement activities for Duke
University, where she partnered with end-users at the university and Duke
University Medical Center to uphold judicious purchasing practices.

Kaufman earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University in Medieval and Renaissance studies and art history.



Jennifer Ramthun
National Accounts Manager
TIDI Products

Jennifer Ramthun became a member of PWH in 2015 when she transitioned to her role with TIDI Products as a National Accounts Manager.  Being somewhat new to the healthcare field, she was looking to learn from women in the industry that could help her lead and succeed.  The mentoring program seemed like the best place to start!  As a mentee she was paired with a mentor who had many years of experience in healthcare and was also a leadership coach.  Jennifer is now the Vice Chair of C-Suite Relations for PWH.  In her role as a National Accounts Manager, Jennifer specializes in Sales, Sales Strategy and Brand Marketing in both dental and medical markets.  She has received many awards over the years for growing new markets, business development, and customer retention. In addition, Jennifer spends a lot of time with her TIDI team members in Planning & Forecasting, which is particularly relevant in today's new Covid-19 climate. 



Chris Stierle
Senior Director - Saas Platform Product Management and Development
Owens & Minor

Chris is a very experienced senior business leader with a passion for being a part of changing the world for the better through technology. He strongly believes that we should all look for opportunities to “do well by doing good” in both life and business. While Chris has transitioned through many areas of the Information Technology landscape over 30 years, it was spending almost a decade leading organizational transformations at a rapid growth Open Source software development company that really defined his views on business systems, corporate cultures and technology. It was there that he learned how rewarding it can be to build high performing teams through community input, diversity of thought and intellectual creativity. Chris lives outside of Richmond, Virginia with his wife, two daughters and their rescue dog

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