Chris Dowd Is 2023 Pinnacle Award Winner For Career in Affordability


As published by MM+M magazine.

MM+M magazine selects only 20 industry leaders each year for their Pinnacle Awards and Chris Dowd has a well-deserved place among them. Through past work at Pfizer, Publicis, and a start-up in copay solutions he laid the foundation for a career focused on making specialty medications more affordable. At ConnectiveRx he continues to be a guiding force in the national copay conversation and has further defined himself as an industry futurist who's eager to predict what evolving demands the healthcare ecosystem will place on #patients and #pharma manufacturers—demands that affordability solutions must mitigate. 


MM+M announces 2023 Pinnacle Award recipients

The award program honors 20 individuals who have scaled the industry’s heights — and aren’t ready to stop climbing anytime soon.

Dowd - Chris 2023 (2)MM+M today announced its 2023 Pinnacle Award honorees. The 20 members of this year’s Pinnacle class hail from a diverse range of health- and wellness-adjacent organizations, including pharma companies big and small, medical marketing agencies and makers of devices and diagnostics.

In its third year, MM+M’s Pinnacle Awards program honors the leaders, marketers, strategists and creators who have scaled the industry’s heights — but who still have many more years of high achievement ahead of them.

“Our industry is quick to honor its young stars and its legends after they retire,” said MM+M editor-in-chief Larry Dobrow. “But we have a bit of a blind spot for the many professionals who have accomplished great things and aren’t anywhere close to the end of their careers. The Pinnacle Awards are designed to remedy that.”

The 2023 Pinnacle Awards honorees will be profiled in the March print edition of MM+M and celebrated at an in-person event scheduled for April 4 in New York City. For more information, click here.

The 2023 Pinnacle Award honorees are:

Bob Allen
Lead, worldwide engagement and channel planning, U.S./Canada oncology, Bristol Myers Squibb

Chris Dowd
SVP, market development, ConnectiveRx

Claire Gillis
CEO, VMLY&R Health

Manish Gupta
CEO, Indegene

Steve Hamburg
Managing partner, chief strategy officer, Calcium

Holly Henry
Chief medical officer, Klick Health

John Kenyon
SVP, managing director, Targeted Media Health

Becky Lauer
EVP, director of global media, GCI Health

Maureen Lippe
Founder and chairman, Lippe Taylor

Craig Mait
President and chief revenue officer, Mesmerize

Michael McNamara
Managing director, McKinney Health

Wes Michael
President and founder, Rare Patient Voice

Bansi Nagji
President, healthcare, GoodRx

Bill Nichols
VP, head of marketing, Bluebird Bio

Michael Parisi
Global president, medical strategy and communications, Lumanity

Jo Ann Saitta
Managing director, business transformation, EY

Peter Saltonstall
President and CEO, NORD

James Talerico
President and chief creative officer, Heartbeat

Shannon Walsh
President, North America PR, Ogilvy Health

Jim Weiss
Founder and chairman, Real Chemistry