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Roll of Distinguished Alumni

Armando Anido

Armando Anido

2017 INDUCTEE

Mr. Anido graduated from West Virginia University School of Pharmacy in 1980. He began his business career working for The UpJohn Company responsible for selling well-known pharmaceuticals, such as Motrin and Xanax. He decided to expand his understanding of business by enrolling in the WVU College of Business and Economics and obtained his Master in Business Administration in 1985.

He then went on to increasing executive roles and responsibilities in the commercialization of pharmaceuticals at companies such as, Lederle Laboratories, Burroughs Wellcome, GlaxoWellcome and MedImmune before becoming Chief Executive Officer of three publicly-traded companies on NASDAQ:  Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, NuPathe, Inc. and Zynerba Pharmaceuticals. 

Throughout his 37-year career, Mr. Anido has positively impacted the lives of many people suffering from difficult diseases and conditions, such as HIV/AIDS, Migraines, Epilepsy, Depression, Anxiety, Serious Hospital and community acquired infections, arthritis and addiction to smoking.  His deep understanding of the development and commercialization of pharmaceuticals, combined with his leadership strength, has propelled him into a well-respected pharmaceutical executive among his peers.

Mr. Anido is currently the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Zynerba Pharmaceuticals – a company focused on the development and commercialization of transdermal cannabinoid therapeutics.  In addition to his responsibilities at Zynerba, he currently serves on several other boards including, a member of the Board of Directors of Life Sciences Pennsylvania – a trade organization helping over 800 Pennsylvania based companies; Vice-Chairman of the Board and Chairman of Compensation Committee of Auris Medical – a publicly traded company focused on disorders of the inner ear; a member of the Board and Chairman of Compensation Committee at Aviragen Therapeutics – a publicly traded company focused on viral infections.  He also served on the Board of Adolor Corporation until it was sold in 2011. 

Mr. Anido has received multiple honors for his excellence in the life sciences, including being inducted into the WVU College of Pharmacy Centennial Hall of Fame in 2014 and being named one of the Top 10 Health Care Transformers in 2015 by Philadelphia Business Journal.

Mr. Anido is married to Veronica Caruso Anido and they have five children, Armando, Jr. (29), Andrew (24), Brooke (19), Brandon (16) and Blaise (16).  They reside in Berwyn, Pennsylvania.  Mr. Anido enjoys golf, skiing and college sports – GO MOUNTAINEERS!!