Amelia Wall Warner, CEO and Founder, of Global Specimen Solutions, Inc. has been named one of the top Women in Business by the Triangle Business Journal (TBJ) as a recipient of the 2017 Women in Business Awards. She was selected as one of 26 recipients of the award from an elite group of about 100 women who are successful leaders both in their business lives and through their service and commitment to the community. Amelia will be recognized by TBJ at an awards luncheon on April 21st.
As CEO and Founder of Global Specimen Solutions, Inc. (GSS), Amelia first conceived of the novel service offerings provided by GSS just a few years ago, and has since built the company from the ground up. GSS offers innovative software and services that are critical to ensure compliance in the tracking and use of specimens in research. The proprietary GlobalCODE® software comprehensively tracks specimens in research from beginning to end to fill a marketplace gap that has existed since clinical trial outsourcing became more routine in clinical development. The company has created positions in Raleigh and across the US strategically leveraging expertise across the country. GSS provides a niche solution to the research community with the value evident in the fast-paced growth the company has seen just over the last 2 years since the inception.
In addition to her role at GSS, Amelia is an Adjunct Professor at the University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy where she works with local education and training initiatives to build training programs for NC-based professionals in Clinical Trial Data Management. Amelia also serves the community through her active involvement with a non-profit organization called the National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF). Alopecia areata results in hair loss due to the immune system of the body mistakenly attacking the hair follicles. At this point in time, researchers know that there is a genetic component to the disease (both parents must pass it on) but they do not yet know what in the environment triggers it. Amelia has been able to support the organization by offering the services available at GSS to support their research efforts, specifically focused on enhancing their clinical data registry and biorepository which was created to give researchers access to biospecimens and clinical data that will help them find the causes and treatments for the condition. Amelia has also been a member of the Junior League for 15 years where she has worked to implement community projects for the benefit of Women and Children including the Cultural Clinic for disadvantaged schools in Philadelphia and serves on the Board of Directors for the Nonprofit Moorestown School of Music for 3 years.
Amelia is honored to be recognized by TBJ as a women business leader in the Triangle, and her fellow colleagues at GSS are proud of her accomplishments and the tireless effort and dedication she puts into ensuring the success of GSS.
The press release from TBJ can be found here: http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2017/03/08/tbj-reveals-2017-class-of-women-in-business-awards.html