Pharmaceutical industry executive Terry Herring serves Mission Pharmacal Company as president of the commercial operations branch. Drawing on over 25 years of professional experience, Terry Herring oversees all aspects of commercial operations and has also been instrumental in facilitating research, development, and manufacture of new pharmaceutical products by Mission Pharmacal. Until Tuesday, April 30, the morning-after pill, issued following sexual intercourse to avoid pregnancy, was only available with a prescription. But following the decision by the Food and Drug Administration, the pill will now be available over the counter to any female from 15 years of age. The Department of Justice may decide to appeal the decision by the FDA. Additionally, the FDA announced that the morning-after pill will be readily available on pharmacy shelves, rather than being locked away securely. The decision effectively reduces the age of access to the pill without a prescription by two years. This addresses a growing concern experienced by women who were unable to access the drug at times when the pharmacy counters are closed for business. Availability of the morning-after pill on pharmacy shelving within drugstores allows women to show identification at the checkout, facilitating the purchase process independently of drugstore counter opening times.
The relatively rare 1970 Chevy Corvette is such a classic American car that it now has its own online registry. Although Chevy manufactured Corvettes for 60 years, the 1970 model is considered one of the best. One factor is the standard LT-1 engine, one of the last muscle-car beasts built before stricter regulations on gasoline and emissions went into effect. After 1970, the market shifted as high costs for gas and insurance made sports cars less popular. Another factor is scarcity. Due to a union strike, Chevrolet had to delay the car’s release and was thus only able to sell 17,316 Corvettes in 1970. Terry Herring, a pharmaceutical executive, is the proud owner of one of them. The car joins Herring’s Harley-Davidson motorcycle and Cobalt power boats. A hobby, according to Terry Herring, is “anything that goes fast.” The 1970 Corvette Registry can be found at www.1970corvetteregistry.org, and currently boasts over 11 percent of the world’s 1970 Corvettes, organized by serial number.
A highly respected business executive with ample experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Terry Herring, MBA, is the president of commercial operations at the Texas-based organization Mission Pharmacal Company.The master in business administration (MBA) offers entrepreneurs in a vast range of industries a scientific approach to business management at a graduate level. Professionals considering completing an MBA sometimes have undergraduate training in a specific discipline and utilize the course components of the MBA to enter the executive or management level in their chosen industry.The theory and practice of business management is closely examined in the one- to two-year MBA coursework. A specialized MBA may take longer than the general course, but in all cases, fields of study such as economics, accounting, organizational behavior, marketing, and quantitative analysis are covered. Additionally, themes such as leadership, business acumen, networking, and communication are covered in depth. The cost of an MBA may be a sound investment if executive level careers in your industry of choice come with significant salary increases.
An experienced pharmaceutical professional, Terry Herring enjoys a variety of hobbies outside of his work as the president of commercial operations at Mission Pharmacal Company. A fan of Harley-Davidson, Corvettes, and history, Terry Herring also enjoys taking care of his pets: a horse, a teacup Chihuahua, and two Boxers, Lola and Monty.The Boxer is a stocky and powerful dog breed that is German in origin. Originally developed from Bulldogs and Mastiffs, Boxers were bred specifically to be hardworking dogs. Averaging around 21 to 25 inches in height and 53 to 110 pounds, they were often used to hunt and pull carts. Since the Boxer’s introduction to America in the 20th century, it has become one of the most popular breeds in the country.Boxers tend to be very high-spirited and enjoy playing games. They are eager to learn and very intelligent, making the breed good for competitive obedience. Boxers make great family pets, as they are friendly toward other pets and children. However, certain health issues often appear in Boxers, such as sub-aortic stenosis, epilepsy, and cardiomyopathy. Boxers are also more prone to hip dysplasia, as are many large dogs, and have a higher risk of developing tumors.Due to the Boxer’s smooth, short-haired coat, the breed is relatively low-maintenance. Regular brushing and bathing are typically all that is needed to keep a Boxer clean. Boxers are also able to live inside apartments or small households if they receive ample exercise every day.
Acquiring a Bachelor of Science in Biology, magna cum laude, from The Citadel - The Military College of South Carolina in 1986, Terry Herring went on to earn a Master of Business Administration in Pharmaceutical Studies from Pacific Western University in 1994. Herring continued his studies, working rigorously to obtain a Graduate Certificate in Multimedia Advanced Technology from Mercer University School of Engineering in 1996. Terry Herring then studied at Duke University and London Business School, earning a Graduate Certificate in International Marketing in 1997.
Currently holding the position of President with Mission Pharmacal Company, Terry Herring has operated diligently for more than 24 years to accumulate a rich experience in the industry. At Solvay Pharmaceuticals, he functioned as Regional Business Director, Director of Training and Development, Director of Operations and Trade Affairs, and Director of Customer Marketing. Moving on to Ciba-Geigy Pharmaceuticals, Terry Herring held multiple titles, including Training Manager, Hospital Sales Manager, and Trade Relations Manager.
From November 1999 to 2010, Terry Herring worked at inVentiv Health in several capacities. Joining the firm as National Business Director of the Sales and Marketing, he served as Vice President and General Manager of Sales. In 2007, Herring was named President and Chief Operating Officer. He also acted as President and Chief Executive Officer at inVentiv Commercial Services, Inc., a subsidiary of the firm.
An influential figure in the pharmaceutical sector, Terry Herring was listed in the PharmaVOICE 100 as an inspirational contributor to the field in 2007 and 2008. He has also served on the boards of Archway Marketing Services, Inc., Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, and Kirkwood Camp. He resides in Texas with his wife, Katie, two children, and a myriad of beloved pets.
With more than 25 years of experience in the pharmaceuticals industry, Terry Herring has led Mission Pharmacal as its president since 2010. When he is not overseeing the company, Terry Herring actively supports his community through a number of charitable and volunteer efforts, including serving as a deacon in his church. Historically, the apostles chose seven men to deal with practical issues, which allowed them to focus on prayer and ministry. This relationship is mirrored in that of the deacon and elder. Deacons attend to the logistical needs of a church, thus allowing church elders to concentrate their energy and efforts on facilitating the spiritual leadership of the congregation. An elder preaches God’s word, while deacons deals with day-to-day matters. The Bible offers qualities required for serving as a deacon: one must not be greedy, nor suffer from an addiction, and one must be free from blame. Further, a deacon must be married, a capable householder, exhibit maturity, and be beyond reproach.
An accomplished executive in the pharmaceutical industry, Terry Herring currently serves as the president of commercial operations for Mission Pharmacal. Before accepting this position, Terry Herring held such leadership positions as the president and chief operating officer (COO) of inVentiv Health and the senior national sales director of Noven Pharmaceuticals. As defined by both the public and private sectors, including the industry-leading book Leadership: Theory and Practice, leadership is first and foremost the ability to influence people. Experts suggest that this process depends on a leader's authority and a followers' confidence in that authority. A team must first place their trust in a leader to accept his or her influence, a step which requires faith in the leader's abilities as well as a willingness to be motivated by the leader. Motivation is a key factor in influencing a group. The United States Army tells its officers that if they can motivate their personnel, they can get the job done. For leaders, this requires an understanding of each team member's own motivating factors, which can vary widely from individual to individual. One team member may be motivated by earning extra money for his or her family, for example, while others may value their personal time. When a leader acknowledges the values of each team member and incorporates those values as he or she motivates the team, the actions of personnel become more easily and more effectively influenced. The leader drives success, and the team feels both valued and part of the project's success.
Veteran pharmaceutical executive Terry Herring brings more than two decades of experience to his current position as the president of commercial operations for the Mission Pharmacal Company. A Civil War buff, Terry Herring has drawn inspiration in his career from the life of Confederate general Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. One of the most famous military figures in American history, Stonewall Jackson played a pivotal role in the early success of the Confederate army during the American Civil War. After leading the South to clear early victories in the Valley Campaign of 1862, Jackson quickly earned promotion to lieutenant general, a capacity in which he took command of half of General Robert E. Lee’s Confederate army. Unfortunately for Lee and the South, Jackson would not live to see the end of the war. On May 2, 1863, during the Battle of Chancellorsville, Stonewall Jackson was struck by friendly fire while reconnoitering with some of his men. The injuries were severe enough that his left arm had to be amputated, but primitive medical technology and lack of hygiene led to further complications. On May 10, 1863, Stonewall Jackson died of pneumonia related to his injuries, striking what some historians consider a fatal blow to the Confederate army.
Terry Herring currently serves as the president of inVentiv Health, where his responsibilities include all company operations. In this position, he draws on more than 15 years in areas ranging from marketing to pharmaceuticals to staffing and recruiting. Alongside his career, Terry Herring has contributed to organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, beginning as a volunteer and later serving as a board member. The organization known as Big Brothers Big Sisters of America needs more men to volunteer to act as Big Brothers to the boys waiting for mentors. Nearly three-quarters of the children on the list are boys, primarily because fewer men inquire about volunteering than women. Boys benefit tremendously from having someone to look up to, however, which makes the position of a Big Brother incredibly important. Volunteering as a Big Brother involves spending quality time for a few hours a couple of days a month with a designated Little Brother. Particular details depend upon the individuals. However, the key to the experience consists in building a friendship, talking together about what they find important, and thus sharing different perspectives on the world.
A professional in the pharmaceutical industry, Terry Herring has worked with companies such as Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Mission Pharmacal Company. Now he serves as the president of inVentiv Health, Inc. Terry Herring also supports his local community through contributions to charitable organizations and through his work as a deacon at his local church. As described in the New Testament book of the Acts of the Apostles, deacons served a distinct role within the early church community. The apostles appointed the first deacons to oversee the distribution of food and serve at tables, tasks that left the apostles free to lead the people spiritually and to preach the word of God. Those first deacons consisted of upright men chosen primarily for their spiritual qualifications, as they were men filled with the Holy Spirit. Their service brought the community together in order to preserve unity and assist the people in working together to hear the word of the Lord and follow it in their own lives.