Kris Barr

Kris has more than 25 years of strategic global pharmaceutical marketing, communications, and management experience with companies such as Pfizer, King Pharmaceuticals, Merck, Bayer, and Grifols. Prior to joining Meridian in 2007, Kris was the director of marketing for a $150M biotech startup company, where she led corporate communications, government affairs and brand strategy.

During her 15 years with Meridian, Kris has assumed positions of increasing responsibility, including senior director of marketing, where she launched several brands within the health security division of the business. In her current role as vice president of corporate affairs and marketing, Kris is responsible for the overall strategic direction of Meridian’s global leadership position in both the government and commercial sectors.

Kris earned her B.A. in English and American literature from Kenyon College and an MBA with concentrations in marketing and finance from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. Kris is also certified in leadership development from the Center for Creative Leadership.

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