Michael E. Sneed, MBA, was elected to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Board of Trustees in July 2022, effective October 2022.
Michael, an experienced global business and corporate leader with more than 38 years in the healthcare industry, most recently served as executive vice president, Global Corporate Affairs & chief communication officer, and a member of the Executive Committee at Johnson & Johnson. Since 2012 he has been leading the corporation’s global marketing, communication, design, and philanthropy functions. Prior to that, he was company group chairman for Johnson & Johnson and a member of the Medical Devices & Diagnostics Group Operating Committee, where he had primary responsibility for the global vision care franchise.
Michael joined Johnson & Johnson in 1983 as a marketing assistant for Personal Products Company, where 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 this role, he also had North American responsibility for the IT, Finance, and HR organizations within the Consumer and Personal Care Group. As a member of the company’s executive leadership team, Michael led Johnson & Johnson’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
Michael is a member of the Board of Trustees at the Thomas Jefferson Health System and the Board of Directors of Wayfair. 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.