Michael Sneed is Executive Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs & Chief Communication Officer, and a member of the corporation’s Executive Committee. In his role, he leads the corporation’s global marketing, communication, design and philanthropy functions. He assumed his position in January 2012. Previous to this role, he was a Company Group Chairman for Johnson & Johnson and a member of the Medical Devices & Diagnostics Group Operating Committee, a role he assumed in January 2007. He had primary responsibility for the global vision care franchise.
Michael joined Johnson & Johnson in 1983 as a Marketing Assistant for Personal Products Company. He held positions of increasing responsibility in the marketing organization. In 1991, he moved to McNeil Consumer Products as a Group Product Director and was promoted to Vice President, Worldwide Consumer Pharmaceuticals in 1995 to lead the company’s growth in the Asia Pacific, Eastern European and Latin American regions.
In 1998, Michael relocated to Europe as Managing Director, McNeil Consumer Nutritionals Europe. He returned to the U.S. as President, McNeil Nutritionals Worldwide, in 2000. In 2002, he was named Global President, Personal Products Company. Michael was promoted to Company Group Chairman and a member of the Consumer and Personal Care Group Operating Committee in 2004, with North American responsibility for the Personal Products Company, Johnson & Johnson Sales and Logistics Company and Johnson & Johnson Consumer Canada. In his role, he also had North American responsibility for the IT, Finance and HR organizations within the Consumer & Personal Care group.
Michael is a member of the board of trustees at Macalester College and the Thomas Jefferson Health System. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the Ad Council. He holds a Master’s degree in business administration from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Macalester College.