Tess Gilbert - President
Tess Gilbert is a pharmaceutical industry subject matter expert with over 17 years of experience in clinical planning, protocol and study development and execution, and clinical development consulting. She holds a master’s degree in the psychology of organizational development and has a passion for effective change management. After beginning her clinical research career as a research technician at IU School of Medicine, Riley Children’s Hospital, Autism Clinic, Tess joined Eli Lilly and Company as a Clinical Development Associate. While at Lilly, Tess enjoyed several roles in various therapeutic areas, including neuroscience, diabetes, oncology, bone-muscle-joint, and auto immune disorders. She also led teams through the protocol design and operational feasibility processes as both a Clinical Trial Project Manager and as a Clinical Development Consultant on the Lilly Design team. At IQVIA, Tess shared her knowledge and experience in clinical drug development, organizational change management, and the CTOS Technology Suite, with potential and existing customers through thought leadership, training, and demonstrations. She is currently a Senior Project Manager at Covance, a subsidiary of LabCorp, consulting and advising the growing Project Management organization while managing clinical trials in the Clinical Pharmacology space.
On a personal note, Tess became involved in the Fort Wayne Ice Skating Club through her daughter, Jordyn, an aspiring competitive figure skater. Tess has a passion for developing and supporting club skaters. Her goal is to provide a safe and fun environment for all of our club skaters in a positive and supportive environment. Though not a figure skater herself, Tess enjoys getting on the ice from time to time and appreciates the hard work, determination, and skill that goes into the sport of figure skating. Outside the rink, Tess enjoys travel, hiking, photography, and reading great books.