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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UD Announces Partnership with IWP

Earlier this month, the University of Dallas announced a partnership with the Institute of World Politics (IWP). UD will be the ninth institution of higher learning to partner with IWP.

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Teller Family Finds Friendship, Fraternity in Love of Music

Growing up in a half-Irish Catholic family in Cincinnati, the seven Teller children knew a household full of music. Lucy, Brother Jonah and Brother Simon Teller have used the love of music instilled during childhood by their family to become musicians and produce music of their own.

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UD Engages Conservation, Behavioral Research Efforts with Dallas Zoo

A few years back, the University of Dallas began to form a relationship with the Dallas Zoo, when Assistant Professor of Biology Deanna Soper, Ph.D., and her colleague, Professor of Psychology Scott Churchill, P.h.D., began taking class trips to the zoo. And in the spirit of further collaboration, the world's leading cheetah expert and conservationist, Laurie Marker, Ph.D., founder and executive director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) sponsored by the Dallas Zoo, will join the UD community on Thursday, Oct. 25, to give a lecture about her work rescuing the world's fastest land mammal from extinction.

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