Nancy Berg has nearly 30 years of experience in health care, scientific, and technical association leadership, and has been an entrepreneur and business consultant to both commercial and nonprofit organizations. Ms Berg has been chief executive officer (CEO) and executive director of the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) since 2014. Founded in 1995, ISPOR is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public organization for educational and scientific purposes and a nonprofit research organization under the European Commission 7th Framework Programme. ISPOR promotes health economics and outcomes research excellence to improve decision making for health globally. Collectively with its extensive regional chapters and networks, ISPOR has more than 17,500 members from over 120 countries and facilitates the most extensive events, publications, and networking in the field of health economics and outcomes research.
Previously, Ms Berg led the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) as president and CEO. ISPE is a 501(c)(6) organization and the world’s largest professional society fostering dialog and education on technical, scientific, and regulatory best practices in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. During her tenure with ISPE, Ms Berg was responsible for transformational change at the organization and was the architect of the Society’s Strategic Plan, focusing ISPE’s energies and expertise on high-value, ground-breaking initiatives related to drug shortages, quality metrics, global manufacturing quality, facility and supply chain issues, and patient experiences in clinical trials. Prior to ISPE, Ms Berg founded a strategic and business development consultancy company. She also previously served as executive director and CEO of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), a 501(c)(32) organization, based in Dearborn, Michigan.
Throughout her career, Ms Berg has been recognized as a groundbreaking leader with a hands-on style. During her tenure with SME, she was the youngest person ever to head a global engineering/technical organization. She has received a number of leadership awards including being named one of Detroit’s “Top 100 Most Influential Women” by Crain’s Detroit Business and one of “Michigan’s Top 50 Women” by Corp! Magazine. She also received the “Women of Achievement Award, Business & Industry” by the YWCA of Western Wayne County, Michigan.
Ms Berg has been engaged in education and business issues at national and international levels. She has served on many government initiatives involving business, community, development, growth, revitalization, and labor issues. She served on the Board of National Science Foundation-sponsored educational coalitions, as well as a number of other boards and committees. She is a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training Program cycling events and the March of Dimes. Berg is a leader in her church and has served as professional advisor to executives and companies across many industries.
Berg is a graduate of the University of Michigan-Flint and is married to Timothy Jackson.