Full Name
Kathy Widmer
Job Title
Company Group Chairman, North America & Latin America
Johnson & Johnson
Speaker Bio
As Company Group Chairman for Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health North America and Latin America, Kathy Widmer leads a significant portion of the J&J Consumer Health business, delivering personal health and wellness solutions to consumers through beloved brands, including NEUTROGENA, LISTERINE, TYLENOL, JOHNSON’S, OGX, and ZARBEE’S NATURALS. As a leader, Kathy believes in the power of culture and her mission is to create an environment where her team can perform at their very best. She embraces transparency, optimism and is known for building agile teams and accelerating breakthrough capabilities.
Kathy brings more than 30 years of experience, spanning supply chain to commercial, small company to large multi-national, and operational leader to public company board director. Kathy began her corporate career in the Consumer division at Johnson & Johnson where she advanced through many roles, eventually leading Marketing for the US Self Care business. She then joined Elizabeth Arden, Inc., where she was Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, responsible for global marketing strategy, development and execution. Kathy returned to Johnson & Johnson as President of the US Self Care division and was later appointed to her current position as Company Group Chairman for North America and Latin America.
Kathy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering and is among the earliest graduating classes with women. She holds a Master of Business Administration from Oklahoma City University.
Kathy is passionate about the health and wellbeing of military veterans and their families. In 2017, she joined the Board of Directors for Wounded Warrior Project, a non-profit organization focused on health and wellbeing of Post 9/11 veterans and their families. She was appointed Chairman of the Board in 2021.
Kathy Widmer