Vicki Sharif Joins Passport Health As Senior V.p.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Bringing a unique combination of Fortune 500 experience and start-up entrepreneurial expertise to the table, Vicki Sharif has been named Senior Vice President of Business Development for Passport Health. Most recently, Sharif served as President and CEO of Just Right, LLC, a cause-marketing firm in South Carolina serving a national roster of non-profit clients.

"It is an honor to have been selected to serve Passport Health," says Ms. Sharif. "This is an exciting company whose work is pivotal to the traveling public, public health initiatives, and public health crises resolution." In her new position, Ms. Sharif will be responsible for implementing the growth strategy across the national accounts, clinical trials and government contract business segments as well as making Passport Health a household name throughout the country.

Sharif has more than 25 years of professional experience. As a senior corporate executive, she has served in a marketing and business development capacity that included brand marketing, partnership/relationship marketing, new product and new business development. As a consultant, she has served in internal and external posts as a high-level strategist and advisor to both early stage ventures and Fortune 500s. Sharif has built and managed new enterprises from concept. Additionally, she has an emphasis in strategy, particularly relating to enterprise growth design and implementation.

Sharif also served as President of Stratatac, LLC, an applied strategies and tactics consulting firm operating in South Carolina and Georgia. Her broad experience includes energy, telecommunications, venture capital, technology, retail, professional services, furnishings, financial services, and healthcare with companies such as Enron, Texaco, SCE&G, Electric Lite, OmniCall, Latin Net, BuildersFirst.com, designonlineinc.com, and RCA. Sharif did her undergraduate work in Biology at Rutgers College, Rutgers University, and holds an M.B.A. from the University of South Carolina and an M.A. in Economics (ABT).

"I am very pleased to have Vicki on the team as she is a real utility player absolutely critical in a growth-stage venture such as this," says Passport Health President Fran Lessans, RN. "She is a gifted team builder, a collector of long-lasting relationships, and a seasoned strategist, a combination that is difficult to find." Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Baltimore, Passport Health is the largest purchaser of vaccines in the United Sates, second only to the Federal Government. Its diverse services include on-site flu clinics, wellness programs, clinical trials, bioterrorism response, disaster relief services, and immunizations for travel, back-to-school, immigration and military readiness. Passport Health has provided anthrax vaccinations and smallpox vaccination training, has worked with the U.S. Military, Post Office, Federal employees, and runs a 24/7 immunization call center for the Department of Defense. Passport Health has more than 120 locations nationwide where the public can access professional travel health nurses who offer customized travel health counseling, travel health products and international security counseling. For more information, visit www.passporthealthusa.com or contact Passport Health at 410-727-0556.

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