Drug Discovery & Development is a MassDevice-affiliated pharmaceutical industry news website, owned by Cleveland-based WTWH Media. The publication reports on the technologies, tools and strategies that accelerate drug research and development.
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Meet the Team
Executive Editor, Life Sciences
A professional journalist of 18 years, Chris Newmarker is a veteran of UBM (now Informa) and The Associated Press whose career has taken him from Ohio to Virginia, New Jersey and, most recently, Minnesota. He’s covered a wide variety of subjects, but his focus over the past decade has been business and technology. He presently manages WTWH Media life science news websites and publications including MassDevice, Medical Design & Outsourcing and more. Mr. Newmarker holds bachelor’s degrees in journalism and political science from Ohio State University.
Brian is an experienced journalist with more than fifteen years’ experience covering an array of technologies including medical devices, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity. He has held a variety of senior editorial roles over the past decade at Penton and UBM (both now Informa). Multilingual, Brian has an M.A. degree in German from the University of Oklahoma.
Managing Editor, Medical Design & Outsourcing
Nancy Crotti is a veteran journalist who worked at newspapers on the East Coast for more than 20 years before moving to the Midwest and launching a freelance writing and editing business. In 2015, she added medical device news sites to her list of business, real estate and interior design publications. Nancy began working as a contract editor for WTWH beginning in May 2018 and joined the staff in November 2019. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Syracuse University.
Senior Editor, Life Sciences
Danielle Kirsh received a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and broadcast journalism from Norfolk State University in 2015. She joined WTWH Media in 2016, working on the medical brands.
Assistant Editor, Life Sciences
Sean Whooley is a reporter who traded in the high school sports beat for the medical device beat in August 2019. He spent time covering sports in Twin Falls, Idaho, before returning to his native Massachusetts to report on high school athletics at The Eagle-Tribune. He earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Mary Ann Cooke
Vice President, Life Sciences
Mary Ann Cooke has more than 25 years of life science sales, marketing and education experience. Prior to joining Medical Design & Outsourcing, she worked for U.S. Surgical, and Abbott Diagnostics in multiple positions. During her tenure at U.S. Surgical she worked in a variety of positions including Senior Director of Centers of Excellence where she managed 40 major medical centers that received funding from U.S. Surgical for surgeon and resident training, product development, journal publications, education grants, and development of new technology. Ms. Cooke holds a Bachelor of Science from Ball State University.
Regional Sales Manager
Brian Toole has 30 years of experience in business-to-business marketing. Prior to joining WTWH Media, he worked at Cahners, Reed, UBM and Informa. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware. Before leaving this world, he would truly like to see the Philadelphia Flyers win the Stanley Cup one more time (1974 was the last one).
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