Cheryl Anderson selected as the 2021 Women in Business Laureate by Minneapolis / St. Paul’s Business Journal | New


MAPLE GROVE, Minnesota, August 3, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Upsher-Smith Laboratories, LLC (Upsher-Smith) today announced that Cheryl Beal Anderson, Vice President of Global Regulatory Affairs has been selected as the 2021 Women in Business Laureate by Minneapolis / St. Paul’s Business Journal. All the winners of the Business Journal will be presented in the October 15 Special publication Women in Business, and celebrated during a Monday, October 18 event at Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot. To view the full article, visit

Minneapolis / St. Paul’s Business Journal recognized 51 women, plus one Career Excellence Laureate, for their professional achievements and contributions to twin cities community. They represent a wide range of industries, including education, real estate, healthcare, and insurance, and include entrepreneurs from startups and senior executives from large corporations. In Cheryl’s case, she represents a leader in the pharmaceutical industry, working for a manufacturer of generic and branded drugs that serves a wide variety of patient needs. Cheryl has extensive and in-depth experience bringing products through the US Food and Drug Administration approval process and previously held executive positions at Lundbeck, Eli Lilly & Co., Parke-Davis and Pfizer Global Research and Development. Previously, she was Assistant Professor of Pharmacy at the University of Texas (Austin).

Cheryl leads Upsher-Smith’s Global Regulatory Affairs function with her team, helping to advance the company’s growing product and program offering and expansion into its new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. technology. In May, she was named to the Upsher-Smith leadership team, making her the first person of color and the only woman to serve on the team. As a member of the company’s leadership team, she shares responsibility with other senior leaders at Upsher-Smith to advance business success strategies. Cheryl is an executive sponsor of Upsher-Smith’s First Women’s Resource Group, launched as part of the company’s broader diversity, equity and inclusion strategies.

Cheryl is a member of several industry organizations including the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals, Women’s Business Leaders in Healthcare, American Society of Quality, and Regulatory Affairs Professional Society. Cheryl is also a long-time member and past section chair of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA). She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.® Delta Phi Omega Chapter and Minneapolis / St. Paul Chapter of The Links, Incorporated®. She brings her experience to the service of the 2021 Beginner’s Bursary and Party Favors Program and the Youth Services Committee, respectively. Cheryl has a long history of advocating for youth programming and is excited to be a part of presenting the 18 “Best and Brightest” debutantes who are middle school and senior African American girls.

Upsher-Smith Laboratories, LLC is a trusted U.S. pharmaceutical company dedicated to improving the health and lives of patients through an unwavering commitment to high quality products and sustainable growth. We offer generics and brands to a wide range of customers, always supported by our attentive level of service, strong industry relationships and dedication to uninterrupted supply. For more information, visit

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