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Dr Candace Kendle, Co-founder and Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Kendle International, Inc. Request a speaker

Dr. Candace Kendle is the co-founder and former chairman and CEO of Kendle International Inc., a global clinical research organization that delivers a wide range of clinical development and clinical trial services to biopharmaceutical companies around the world. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, the company was acquired in 2011 by INC Research, LLC.

Candace also is a founding member and past chairperson of the Association of Clinical Research Organizations and is recognized worldwide as a leader in the clinical research industry. Prior to founding Kendle International, Candace held senior faculty positions at the University of North Carolina Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine; the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, and the University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy.

Candace is a member of the Committee of 200, an organization of preeminent women entrepreneurs and corporate leaders, and she also serves on the Board of Directors of Emerson Electric Company.

Candace joined the UPS Board of Directors in 2011, and serves on the Audit and Risk Committees.

Candace earned a doctorate in pharmacy from the University of Cincinnati, then completed post-doctoral training at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the University of North Carolina School of Public Health in Chapel Hill.