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Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Announces Planned Retirement of Suzanne Hanlon and Appoints Albert P. Parker as Chief Legal Officer
DEVON, Pa., Feb. 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zynerba Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZYNE), the leader in innovative pharmaceutically-produced transdermal cannabinoid therapies for rare and near-rare neuropsychiatric disorders, today announced the appointment of Albert P. Parker, an accomplished industry executive with over 25 years of pharmaceutical, biotech and healthcare experience, as Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary. He will assume the duties of Suzanne Hanlon who will retire from her position at the end of February 2022.
“We are excited to have Al join our senior leadership team. He is an experienced legal and business executive who brings significant strategic and hands-on legal and compliance expertise, coupled with experience developing corporate strategy and maximizing commercial opportunities at life science companies of varying sizes,” said Armando Anido, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Zynerba. “I want to personally thank Suzanne for her significant contributions throughout her eight years at Zynerba as she successfully developed and led our legal organization and was a great partner to me, the board of directors and the management team. While Suzanne’s leadership, experience and friendship will be missed, I sincerely hope that she enjoys the fruits of a very successful career in her retirement.”
Mr. Parker served most recently as Chief Operating Officer and Corporate Secretary of Oncocyte Corporation, an oncology focused precision diagnostics and monitoring company. Before joining Oncocyte, Mr. Parker was the Managing Shareholder of GC Legal Advisors, where he represented and advised public and privately held companies primarily in the life sciences industry. Among his prior roles, Mr. Parker has served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Senior Vice President & Chief Counsel for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, and Partner at Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, L.L.P. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Penn State University.
About Zynerba Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Zynerba Pharmaceuticals is the leader in innovative pharmaceutically-produced transdermal cannabinoid therapies for rare and near-rare neuropsychiatric disorders. We are committed to improving the lives of patients and their families living with severe, chronic health conditions including Fragile X syndrome, autism spectrum disorder, and 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. Learn more at www.zynerba.com and follow us on Twitter at @ZynerbaPharma.
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