Karen A. Noonan has been appointed vice president of Global Regulatory Policy at the Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO). Ms. Noonan most recently served as senior advisor for health policy at Onyx Pharmaceuticals. Prior to that she was director of State Government Affairs and Grassroots Advocacy at the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP).
“We welcome Karen to the ACRO team and are confident she will continue to build our relationships with regulators and alliance partners in the United States, Europe and around the globe,” said ACRO executive director Doug Peddicord, Ph.D. “We see a tremendous opportunity for CROs to take a more pro-active position in regulatory policy as our members play an increasingly important role in medical product development.”
Additionally, John Lewis will serve as senior vice president, policy and public affairs. Mr. Lewis previously served as vice president of Public Affairs with the association.