Heather Bresch will be the inaugural speaker in the USC John Biles Speaker Series on Leadership at USC School of Pharmacy at 5 p.m. March 31.

Bresch is the chief executive officer of Mylan, one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies with a global workforce of more than 30,000 and a commercial presence in approximately 165 countries and territories. She is the first female CEO of a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company and was named one of Fortune magazine’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Business.”

The USC John Biles Speaker Series on Leadership is part of the Margaret and John Biles Leadership Center, created through a gift from Ninetta and Gavin Herbert. It will feature thought leaders from industry, health care practice, policymaking and academia whose work pushes boundaries and breaks new ground.

Because seating is limited, advance registration is required. To attend, please RSVP at usc.edu/esvp, event code “leadership.”

For more information, contact Cheryl Stanovich at stanovic@usc.edu or (323) 442-1738.

— Michele Keller