National Association of Professional Women Announces Dawn M. Jackman, Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs, Bayer Healthcare, as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year

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Dawn M. Jackman is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

I am constantly conveying what is allowable and isn’t allowable as per the regulations and risks involved with these decisions.

NAPW honors Dawn M. Jackman as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in healthcare. As the largest, most-recognized organization of women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women is a vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and nearly 400 Local Chapters.

“I am constantly conveying what is allowable and isn’t allowable as per the regulations and risks involved with these decisions,” says Ms. Jackman, Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs at Bayer Healthcare LLC (BHC).

Ms. Jackman, who holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Finance from the New York Institute of Technology, did not start out her professional life with the intention to work in regulatory affairs. But her excellent interpersonal skills, keen ability to interpret regulations and strong emphasis on detail caught the attention of a co-worker who encouraged her to pursue a career in in this field. She took that person’s advice and was soon hired for a position in the regulatory department.

More than 20 years later, Ms. Jackman has gone on to enjoy a highly successful career. At BHC, she has a myriad of key responsibilities. She provides regulatory guidance/assessments, expertise and support for global development project teams to help drive the business; interacts and negotiates with the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) as a regulatory liaison and reviews/approves labeling and advertising. “I also coach, train and supervise the Rutgers Post-Doctorate (PharmD) Regulatory Fellow as a preceptor/mentor; represent BHC and participate on industry task force teams and compile, review and submit submissions to FDA,” she says.

A true team player and excellent listener, Ms. Jackman knows the importance of building trust and relationships with her colleagues and being open to new and diverse ideas. “I use these skills on a daily basis since I interact with many departments (legal, medical, safety, marketing, packaging, sales and the plant) in the company,” she says. With an eye to the future, Ms. Jackman plans to become more involved in the Women Leadership Initiative at Bayer and looks forward to growing professionally within the company, as well as to continue to support her community and church.

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