Sheri S. McCoy
Sheri S. McCoy
Vice Chairman of the Executive Council, Johnson & Johnson
Sheri McCoy is worldwide chairman, Pharmaceuticals, and a member of the Johnson & Johnson Executive Committee. She assumed responsibility for the Pharmaceuticals Group in January 2009 following a diverse career in the Corporation’s Consumer and Medical Device businesses.
McCoy began her Johnson & Johnson career in 1982 as a scientist in the research and development organization supporting the Consumer women’s health business. Advancing through positions of increasing responsibility, she ultimately became the senior global R&D leader for that organization. She then moved into a marketing role in the Consumer skin care business.
Soon thereafter, McCoy was named Global President for the baby products and wound care franchises. She held that position until she was named Company Group Chairman of the Corporation’s Ethicon medical device business in 2005. At that time, she also became a member of the Medical Device & Diagnostics Group Operating Committee, and assumed responsibility for the Group’s businesses in Latin America. Three years later, she was named Chairman of the Surgical Care Group of which Ethicon was part, and became a member of the Johnson & Johnson Executive Committee.
In early 2009, McCoy was named worldwide chairman of the Pharmaceuticals Group. She represents the Corporation on the board of PhRMA, the industry trade association, and is a member of the board of the National Quality Forum and of the Institutes of Medicine’s Roundtable on Value & Science-Driven Healthcare. She serves as a board member of FIRST, a non-profit organization created to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology, is a member of the Rutgers University President’s Business Leaders Cabinet, and as a board member of Stonehill College.
McCoy holds four U.S. patents. She has a bachelor of science degree in textile chemistry from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Princeton University, and an MBA from Rutgers University.