Tarsus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Appoints Dianne Whitfield as Chief Human Resources Officer

January 7, 2021 at 9:24 AM EST

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tarsus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: TARS), a late clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover and deliver breakthrough treatments to transform the lives of patients with common and poorly treated diseases, starting with the eye, today announced the appointment of Dianne Whitfield to the position of Chief Human Resources (HR) Officer. Ms. Whitfield has more than 20 years of experience in human resources, including over a decade of management and leadership experiences in the life sciences industry.

Most recently, Ms. Whitfield served as Vice President and Head of Human Resources for Evolus, Inc., where she led efforts to support the commercialization of the startup company’s first approved product. While at Evolus, she designed strategy and executed programs focused on recruiting top talent and building a positive culture and an effective employee experience, to drive engagement and business results.

“Dianne’s appointment to the position of Chief HR Officer comes at an incredibly exciting time for our business, as we lay the foundation for long-term organizational growth,” said Bobak Azamian, MD, PhD, CEO, Tarsus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. “Dianne brings a wealth of leadership experience, including her recent tenure at Evolus, where she built a talented, multifunctional team in a growing startup, defined an engaging culture, and supported the launch of a new pharmaceutical product. We look forward to Dianne’s leadership as we continue to build the Tarsus team and a culture that will best enable our company’s mission.”

Prior to Evolus, Ms. Whitfield held positions of increasing responsibility at Allergan (an AbbVie company) where she progressed to the role of Director of Global Human Resources. Her experience there spanned a variety of human resources business partnership and leadership roles where she supported both the Commercial and Research & Development organizations and led enterprise-wide initiatives in Global Talent Management. She has broad experience building organizations and supporting product launches in multiple therapeutic areas including eye care, as well as expertise in developing culture and talent programs to drive organizational success. Dianne holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California, Irvine and a Masters in Social Work from California State University, Long Beach.

“I’m thrilled to join the experienced and talented management team at Tarsus, and look forward to driving its next phase of growth by curating a differentiated culture that captures the Tarsus spirit of innovation, and enables talent to achieve our mission,” said Ms. Whitfield.

About Tarsus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Tarsus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a late clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover and deliver breakthrough treatments to transform the lives of patients with common and poorly treated diseases, starting with the eye. It is advancing its pipeline to address several diseases across therapeutic categories including eye care, dermatology, and other diseases with high unmet needs. Its lead product candidate, TP-03, is a novel therapeutic in Phase 2b/3 that is being developed for the treatment of Demodex blepharitis.

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Media Contact:
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Pascale Communications, LLC
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Investor Contact:
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Westwicke Partners, an ICR company
(415) 513-1284
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