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Bridge Award Profiles: William C. Weldon
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National Bridge Awards

2015 Richard A. Gonzalez

2014 Jonas Prising 

2012 William C. Weldon

2010 John T. Chambers
2009 Michael E. Szymanczyk
2008 Indra K. Nooyi
2007 Ronald A. Williams
2006 H. Lee Scott, Jr.
2005 Jeffrey Noddle
2004 Ivan G. Seidenberg


Chicago Bridge Awards

2015 Jim Skogsbergh

2014 Robert L. Parkinson, Jr. 

2013 Don Thompson

2012 Gregory D. Wasson

2011 Patricia Hemingway Hall

2010 Frederick H. Waddell

2009 Gregory C. Case

2007 Robert W. Lane

2006 James Skinner

2005 John W. Rowe


Bridge Advocate Awards

2015 Pat Harris

2010 Maestro Paul Freeman

2009 James C. Tyree

2006 John W. Rogers, Jr.

2004 Roel C. Campos

"We believe that attracting, developing and retaining a base of employees that reflects the diversity of our customers is essential to our success. We also believe success hinges on relationships with diverse professional and patient organizations, civic groups and suppliers."  


William C. Weldon
Chairman of the Board
Johnson & Johnson

William C. Weldon is chairman of the Board of Johnson & Johnson. He assumed his curren responsibilities in April 2012. Previously, Mr. Weldon served as chairman and chief executive officer, a position he held since April 2002. He was elected to the Board in February 2001.

Mr. Weldon joined Johnson & Johnson in 1971 in the sales and marketing department of its McNeil Pharmaceutical subsidiary. In 1982, he was named manager, ICOM Regional Development Center in Southeast Asia. Mr. Weldon was appointed executive vice president and managing director of Korea McNeil, Ltd., in 1984 and managing director of Ortho-Cilag Pharmaceutical, Ltd., in the U.K. in 1986. In 1989, he was named vice president of Sales and Marketing at Janssen Pharmaceutica in the U.S., and in 1992 he was appointed president of Ethicon Endo-Surgery.

In 1995, Mr. Weldon was named a company group chairman of Johnson & Johnson and worldwide franchise chairman of Ethicon Endo-Surgery, the Johnson & Johnson affiliate that develops new procedures for minimally-invasive surgery and designs related products.

In 1998, Mr. Weldon was promoted to the Executive Committee and named worldwide chairman, Pharmaceuticals Group. He was named vice chairman of the Board of Directors in 2001.

During his tenure as chairman & chief executive officer, diversity was a central part of the cultures across the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies. According to Weldon, “diversity is a key to our people’s passion for improving the health and well-being of people the world over. Further, our commitment to diversity and inclusion is deeply rooted in the values instilled by Our Credo and is exemplified in a number of our companies’ programs and activities.”

Caring for the world, one person at a time… inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. We embrace research and science – bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. Employees of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world.

Among his outside activities, Mr. Weldon is a member of the Board of Directors of JPMorgan Chase & Co. He is also a member of the executive committee of the CEO Roundtable on Cancer, a member of The Business Council, a member of The Business Roundtable and a member of the Healthcare Leadership Council.

Mr. Weldon also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for Quinnipiac University.

He previously served as chairman of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA).


Mr. Weldon was born in Brooklyn, NY, and is a graduate of Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. He and his wife have two children and one grandson.



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