Gayle Crick Fischer had 28+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry when she joined Targanta after retiring from Eli Lilly and Company in February 2006. After practicing retail pharmacy for several years, she began her career with Lilly in pharmaceutical sales in Detroit, Michigan. She has a proven track record of success in marketing/sales from new product planning through post launch of numerous pharmaceutical products, including blockbuster brands. She has technical expertise in building and sustaining brands in infectious disease, osteoporosis, and AD/HD. During her tenure in both marketing and business development for the Infectious Disease Business Unit, she collaborated with many of her now Targanta colleagues.
Ms. Fischer obtained her B.S in Pharmacy from the University of Michigan in 1974, and her Masters in Management from the University of Michigan (Rackham School of Graduate Studies) in 1984. She currently serves as the Co-chair: Eastern Region-College of Pharmacy, Campaign for Michigan, and is a member of the Deanís Advisory Committee, College of Pharmacy, University of Michigan.