Russell Smith

Russell Smith
Manager, Managed Care at Medela, Inc.

Russell Smith

Russell is a 20 year veteran of negotiating and managing purchasing agreements on behalf of pharmaceutical and durable medical equipment manufacturers with IDNs, Federal Government, GPOs, Long Term Care, Specialty Distribution, Trade and Managed Care Organizations. He excels at securing and improving long term national contracts, cultivating influential and productive relationships, and meeting and exceeding major business objectives. Russell earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at the University of Houston, an MBA at the University of Texas at Dallas and is currently working on a Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) at the University of Dallas. After graduating, Russell plans to use his DBA to further improve organizational performance in the pharmaceutical and durable medical equipment industries.

Education

University of Houston, BS in Business Management

University of Texas at Dallas, MBA

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Women In Business Leadership: Integrating Work and Family

The Spring 2019 Women in Business Leadership Panel and Networking Event featured Dallas/Fort Worth's top female leaders and executives. Leaders in their fields joined University of Dallas students, faculty and alumni for lunch and discussion. They shared insights and tips for living both halves of their lives: the work/life integration.

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Parents Support University in Late Daughter's Memory

Mike Kiegerl's youngest daughter, Christine, would have graduated from UD in the Class of 1994, but just before her graduation, she was struck by an impaired truck driver and died instantly. Kiegerl and his wife, Peggy, established the Christine S. Kiegerl Memorial Scholarship in their girl's memory in 1997.

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