Sue Iannone, CPLP, has 25 years of learning-leadership experience in the commercial pharmaceutical and biotech space. Since 2016 she has been the Vice President and a partner of Bull City Blue, an end-to-end learning agency created to address the needs of training and talent development organizations within the life science industry.
Under Sue’s leadership, Bull City Blue has served a multitude of organizations to solve their complex learning and performance problems of local and global scale. Sue has helped learning leaders build strategic business plans for training teams, develop product launch learning processes and tools, create learning solutions for sales meetings, overhaul new hire learning pathways, and create training to meet countless other business needs. Sue has worked with several Fortune 500 organizations in the life sciences including AbbVie, Biogen, Philips, Sanofi, Merck, and Celgene.
Prior to joining Bull City Blue, Sue served as the Director of Inflammation & Immunology Commercial Training at Celgene and as Vice President for the Board of Directors of the Life Sciences Trainers and Educators Network (LTEN). Having worked for small, medium, and large biotech companies in her career, Sue has led the design and development of numerous learning initiatives—including more than 20 product launches. She has also led multiple performance-consulting initiatives designed to increase the effectiveness of the learning organizations in which she served.
Sue’s deep understanding of the life sciences training space informs the articles and workshops she’s crafted for both national entities such as ATD and The eLearning Guild, as well as industry-specific organizations like LTEN. Always interested in helping others succeed, Sue mentors life science learning leaders who are tackling challenging workplace problems and coaches aspiring learning leaders to identify knowledge, skills, and experiences to strengthen their career path. She also coaches CPLP candidates as they prepare for their certification.
Sue holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and is a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) since 2007—this unique combination makes her well suited to serve the learning needs of her life science clients.
Sue lives in New Jersey with her two children, Kyle and Sophia. You can find her leading Sophia’s Girl Scout troop activities and advocating for Kyle’s autism-related needs. Her penchant for baking delicious cookies and cakes combined with her love of fixing things around the house has earned her the nickname ‘Martha MacGyver’ from her friends.
Connect with Sue on LinkedIn for insights and announcements. https://www.linkedin.com/in/sueiannone/