Tami Klerr-Naivar is the new senior vice president for business development at PRA International, a global clinical research organization that works with life science and drug development firms.

PRA recently moved its headquarters to Raleigh from Virginia.

Klerr-Naivar joins PRA from Pharmaceutical Product Development where she filled several roles, including vice president of key account management. She also has experience in working with infectitious disease, oncology, neonatology and critical care.

Her most recent position was vice president of clinical operations at InfaCare Pharmaceutical Corp.

"Her strategic focus and well rounded therapeutic, operational, and sales experience align perfectly with our business development strategy,” said PRA Chief Executive Officer Terry Bieker of Klerr-Naivar.

Klerr-Naivar is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in biology.

PRA has more than 3,600 employees working in 26 offices around the world.