Executive Vice President, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at Pfizer Inc.
Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine trials offered a peek of light in a pitch-black year, and Sally Susman, who oversees all outward-facing communications for the pharma giant, helped the company get the message out. he and her team handled the global media, the online universe, the FDA, anxious investors, doubters, haters and competitors—not to mention a president who politicized the company’s work. “The pandemic has underscored the urgency of compelling communications that are transparent, inclusive and humble,” Susman told Observer in a statement. Even lucrative, day-of-announcement stock sales by Susman and Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla got smoothed over, with a spokesperson claiming the sales were set many moons ago.