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ICTS Patient Recruitment Announces Board Changes

Tom Sturgis, current President, assumes additional duties of CEO upon the resignation of Sheila H. Ogle

RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 13, 2011 - ICTS, the patient recruitment and clinical trial marketing services company, announced that Sheila H. Ogle, Chief Executive Officer of ICTS, has resigned from the company after 8 years of service. Ogle made the announcement at the ICTS Board of Directors meeting in December.

At the meeting, Ogle told the board, “It has been a privilege working with you to implement marketing and outreach programs that help find patients who may help advance the discovery of important pharmaceutical products.” ICTS goes beyond the “typical” recruitment model by developing effective marketing and communications plans throughout the entire clinical trials process. They are experts in areas such as Informed Consent Messaging Standardization and GCP Presentation Standardization. “I will probably never retire,” added Ogle. “ICTS is an established company within the clinical trials community so it is time for me to direct my time and energy to other business and community activities.”

The Board expressed gratitude for her contributions since the inception of the company and named Tom Sturgis, ICTS President, as its next CEO. Sturgis said, “We really appreciate the job Sheila has done for us from the beginning and I look forward to following in her footsteps as we take ICTS to the next level.”


ICTS (Integrated Clinical Trial Services, LLC) is a creative, innovative and flexible partner for strategic clinical trials marketing support. The full-service firm utilizes more than 300 contract employees internationally to provide medical communications, patient enrollment feasibility, recruitment strategy, consulting, market research and protocol review, project management, concept design and production, media placement, community resource support, compliance and retention, and more. The ICTS management team has completed more than 300 successful patient recruitment programs and combines for more than 60 years of active involvement in patient accrual. A successful trial depends on the quality of the underlying recruitment plan and ICTS is dedicated to constructing the right solution based upon each client's protocol and needs. For more information please call (919) 388-3964 or visit the Web site at

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Contact: ICTS (Integrated Clinical Trial Services, LLC)
Michael Ohrwashel, VP of Business Development



Posted: January 2011