“Up-Close” Conversations

Kathy Wengel, EVP & Chief Supply Chain Officer, Johnson & Johnson

This event took place on August 19

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Kathy Wengel, one of the most inspiring women in supply chain today, was featured in an AWESOME virtual “Up-Close” Conversation on August 19. As EVP and Chief Global Supply Chain Officer for Johnson & Johnson, Kathy shared a behind-the-scenes look at the unprecedented challenges J&J has faced during COVID19, how she and her team are facing those challenges, and what lessons apply to every supply chain in any line of business.

Kathy Wengel was interviewed by AWESOME Executive Director Emeritus Nancy Nix.

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Kathy Wengel

Executive Vice President & Chief Global Supply Chain Officer, Johnson & Johnson
Kathy Wengel is the EVP & Chief Global Supply Chain Officer for Johnson & Johnson and across its Consumer, Medical Devices and Pharmaceuticals businesses. She is also a member of the company’s Executive Committee. Kathy has held various positions with more than 30 year tenure with Johnson & Johnson, including VP of Quality & Compliance (Q&C) and its first Chief Quality Officer and co-led the design of J&J’s enterprise Supply Chain operating model where she also still leads the J&J Supply Chain Leadership Team. She is also the executive sponsor for J&J’s Women’s Leadership & Inclusion initiative and for J&J’s Women in Science Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design (WiSTEM2D) program. Kathy has been recognized through various awards, including the Women of Excellence Award from the National Association of Female Executives (NAFE) and the AWESOME Legendary Leadership (ALL) Award. In 2019, she became the third woman in more than 50 years to receive the Distinguished Service Award (DSA) from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). She earned an undergraduate degree in civil engineering and operations research from Princeton University.


Nancy Nix

Executive Director Emeritus, AWESOME
Nancy Nix served as AWESOME’s first Executive Director from 2014-2017. In 2017, Nancy became the second woman to receive CSCMP’s Distinguished Service Award. Previously, Nancy served as Executive Director for the EMBA program and Professor of Supply Chain Practice at Texas Christian University’s Neely School of Business. She also served in various supply chain leadership roles with the Dupont Company and Reliance Industries Ltd. Nancy received her undergraduate degree from Salisbury University, MBA from Temple University and PhD from University of Tennessee.

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