CORNING – Chris Calhoun, President and Chief Business Development Manager of Norwich Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in Norwich, was chosen to receive the Communication and Leadership Award from Toastmasters, an international public speaking and leadership organization. Calhoun received the award at a luncheon Saturday, April 24 during Toastmasters’ annual Spring District 65 Conference at the Radisson Hotel in Corning. Calhoun’s work with Norwich Pharmaceuticals and his service to community organizations make him a worthy recipient.
Leadership and communication, the two key principles of Toastmasters, have been a big part of Calhoun’s career and life. His use of these skills has allowed him to grow as a leader. This has yielded a positive impact on students, families, and young people with everything Calhoun has done and continues to do.
Originally from the Watkins Glen and Corning area, Calhoun graduated from Clarkson University in 1984 with a degree in chemical engineering. That same year, he was hired by Proctor and Gamble Pharmaceuticals in Norwich. Over the next 10 years, he built his leadership skills through many roles for the company. From 1984-1993, Calhoun worked in plant engineering, served as a Production Team Manager, and was a Product Development Staff Scientist. The next two years, he was Section Head of Process Development.