Originally Posted by Life Sciences Trainers & Educators Network (LTEN)
Kevin Kruse and Evelyn Nichols, two life sciences training veterans with long ties to LTEN, have been selected as the 2020 inductees into the LTEN Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will be held just after 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, as part of the opening ceremonies of LTEN Connect, a new virtual training experience taking place June 9-11. Nichols and Kruse will also be spotlighted in an article that will kick off the Summer 2020 issue of LTEN Focus on Training magazine, releasing soon.
The LTEN Hall of Fame recognizes the contributions that distinguished members of LTEN have made to the network and the wider life sciences training industry. Inductees are recognized annually, typically at the LTEN Annual Conference. Nominations for Hall of Fame consideration are solicited from LTEN members, and the final selections are made by the LTEN Board of Directors.
Kruse has had a long history with LTEN, beginning in the early 1990s when it was still NSPST (National Society of Pharmaceutical Sales Trainers). In 2010, when the network was called SPBT (Society of Pharmaceutical and Biotech Trainers), Kruse became executive director and eventually led the rebranding to LTEN.
Nichols is a former member of the LTEN Board of Directors who retired in 2019 after 21 years as the co-owner of Informa Training Partners. In addition to her seven years on the board, some of the highlights of her time with LTEN include helping the organization grow members and the professional and personal friendships she’s developed.
“Every year we have the pleasure of honoring the people who’ve blazed the trails to help grow LTEN into the network it is today,” said Dawn Brehm, executive director of LTEN. “Evelyn and Kevin certainly made strong contributions, positive changes and lasting impacts that will continue to help us build for the future. We look forward to recognizing these influential leaders as we kick off a new way to bring sales training professionals together.”
The Life Sciences Trainers & Educators Network (www.L-TEN.org) is the only global 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization specializing in meeting the needs of life sciences learning professionals. LTEN shares the knowledge of industry leaders, provides insight into new technologies, offers innovative solutions and communities of practice that grow careers and organizational capabilities. Founded in 1971, LTEN has grown to more than 2,100 individual members who work in pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and diagnostic companies, and industry partners who support the life sciences training departments.
For more information contact Nannette Nolan, LTEN director of marketing communications, at nnolan@L-TEN.org.