Peggy Speight, Vice President, Enterprise Regulatory Compliance at Johnson & Johnson

Peggy Speight, Advancing Women Executives Leader

Peggy Speight, Advancing Women Executives Leader

Peggy Speight is a pharmaceutical quality assurance executive and compliance subject matter expert, with a strong record of leadership in both domestic and international regulatory environments. A trusted partner to any executive team that she partners with, Peggy is known for her strong ethics and integrity. Her leadership style is a combination of technical expertise and fine-tuned management skills which gives her an uncanny ability to engage clients and partners, alike. A mind for innovation, Peggy approaches every situation as if seeing for the first time, knowing that a fresh perspective inspires change and encourages growth.

Currently, she is the Vice President, Enterprise Regulatory Compliance at Johnson & Johnson, where she partners with senior leaders to provide strategy and framework to ensure a strong regulatory compliance profile. She was moved to join Johnson & Johnson in 2017, after learning about their strong commitment to patients, doctors and nurses, to mothers and fathers and all others who use their products and services. Also, their credo is deeply rooted in people and relationships - and seeing how those values inspired loyalty across the company. When she stepped into her role, surrounded by folks who had been at J&J for over 20 years, she knew that it mattered to prioritize intimately understanding the company from its history, to the products, processes, and relationships that would drive success. Currently, she is focused on how to best integrate lean thinking and principles, in addition to leading the Enterprise Independent Audit and External Manufacturer/Supplier Audit program, Enterprise Regulatory Outreach and Operationalization, Strategic Compliance Operations, Compliance Policy Management, the Office of Special Investigations, and Microbiological and Combination Products Regulatory Compliance.

Prior to joining Johnson and Johnson, Peggy held several positions with Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) including Executive Director, Quality Management Systems, Interim Site QA/QC Director, and Director of Global Internal/Supplier Audit Management Program.  As a result of her strong leadership and exceptional performance, she won the BMS Achievement Award and was selected to participate in Women in Leadership (WINS), a development program for high-potentials. Prior to Bristol-Myers Squibb, Peggy held progressively senior Quality Assurance and Compliance positions at Endo Pharmaceuticals, including Director of Compliance overseeing the Global Internal/Supplier Audit Management Program. She began her career with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, where she spent ten years as a Field Investigator and member of Team Biologics.

Peggy’s impact reaches far beyond the walls of her office. She is a board member at Rx360, a nonprofit international consortium that addresses pharmaceutical and medical device supply chain security in relation to public health concerns and patient safety. In addition, she is a member of Global Benchmarking Group and Advancing Women Executives, an organization with the mission to create greater equity and economic growth in the workplace. When she’s not at work, Peggy can be found mentoring youth and young adults.

Peggy completed her Master’s in Health Administration at Hofstra University and her Bachelor’s of Science in Health Administration from S.U.N.Y Brockport.

Jill Anderson, Vice President of Customer Programs and Services at Southern California Edison

Jill Anderson, Advancing Women Executives Leader.

Jill Anderson, Advancing Women Executives Leader.

Jill Anderson is a clean energy executive who’s driven by her passion for customer experience. A dynamic and adaptable leader, on the one hand she is a visionary who brings innovative, big-picture ideas, and on the other she is laser-focused on key details and information to most efficiently drive projects and tech forward. She is known for her keen ability to absorb technical knowledge and synergize information from multiple inputs and then quickly execute next steps. Curious and energized by the future, Jill devotes time to encourage and mentor young women and men to pursue STEM careers.

Currently she is the Vice President of Customer Programs and Services at Southern California Edison (SCE), one of the nation’s largest electric utilities. She is responsible for leading SCE's energy efficiency, demand response and clean self-generation program portfolios and customer strategy, marketing, e-commerce and strategic alliance functions.

Previously, Jill was Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at the New York Power Authority (NYPA), the country’s largest state power organization. She directed all wholesale and retail operations and was responsible for sales, marketing, new products and technology, and energy efficiency programs. She also oversaw the marketing of NYPA’s generation assets, trading, fuel operations, hedging and business development for new transmission and generation activities. Prior to serving in this position at NYPA, she led energy policy, sustainability, corporate communications, regulatory affairs and government relations departments at the organization.

Before joining NYPA, Jill worked for Hess Corporation, leading global process improvement projects focused on revenue enhancement, cost reduction and environmental excellence, including greenhouse gas emissions reduction efforts. She also worked for Consolidated Edison Company of New York, leading teams responsible for natural gas and electric substation construction and operation, redesign of the distribution system to improve efficiency and integrate new technologies, and electricity and natural gas procurement.

Committed to how she can extend her reach beyond her office, Jill has been a Member or Director of three boards including: Alliance to Save Energy, Boston University’s Institute For Sustainable Energy, and the Energy and Efficiency Institute at UC Davis. She formerly served on the Boards of Smart Electric Power Alliance, Building Energy Exchange, and the Urban Green Council. In 2016, she published an article in Education Week titled, Bridging the Gender Gap in STEM Education. Throughout her career, she’s been recognized for her impact with various public service and leadership awards including: Top Executive Women in Business, Women Worth Watching, and 40 Under 40.

Jill received a Master of Business Administration degree from New York University and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree from Boston University. A lifelong learner, she continues to grow her knowledge with licenses and certifications. Jill is a Lean Practitioner and has certificates in Business Excellence, Senior Executive Leadership Management, and Legal Essentials for Utility Executives, from Columbia, Harvard, and Vermont Law School, respectively.

When she’s not in the office, she can be found feeding her running addiction or spending time with her two small children. Following her big move across the country to join SCE, Jill now calls South Pasadena home.


Lori Marino, Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at ITT

Lori Marino, Advancing Women Executives Leader.

Lori Marino, Advancing Women Executives Leader.

Lori Marino is an award winning corporate attorney with 20 years of excellence in securities, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance experience, both as in-house and outside counsel. Known for her sharp focus on results and desired outcomes, Lori has a proven history of advising the world’s top corporate executives on key strategic decisions. Thoughtful, innovative, and always up for a challenge, Lori is an expert at finding cross-functional solutions for complex projects and problems.

Currently, she is Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at ITT. In her role, she provides trusted counsel to the Board of Directors, is responsible for all headquarters legal affairs and compliance for a NYSE-traded global multi-industrial manufacturer, and currently manages a department of 18 employees. Prior to ITT, Lori was the Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Corporate Law and Business Development at Medco Health Solutions.

An industry leader and sought after speaker, Lori has been a panelist for various talks around corporate governance and was featured in Modern Counsel Magazine in March of 2018, for her work in helping to transition ITT’s legal department. In 2018, she was awarded the ITT Way Award (CEO’s Award) for leadership of a real estate sale with environmental challenges, in 2017, she received the First Chair Award, Top Assistant General Counsel, and in 2016, she received the ITT Way Award (CEO’s Award) for leading ITT’s 2016 corporate reorganization.

Lori’s impact reaches far beyond the walls of her office. She was a Member of the Board of Trustees for Garden State Equality, and was also a Member of the Board of Trustees and Governance Committee Chair for Gilda’s Club of Northern NJ. During her time at Medco, she helped establish the Medco Foundation, a nonprofit private foundation. Currently, she is an active member of Cornell University’s Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management Undergraduate Advisory Council, and a Leader at Advancing Women Executives, an organization that works to create equity and economic growth at work. She also currently belongs to the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals.

Lori completed her Bachelor of Science with distinction, Applied Economics and Business Management at Cornell University, before going on to complete her J.D., cum laude, Order of the Coif (top 10%), at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. During her time there, she was the Executive Editor for the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. Lori is also a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.

When she’s not in the office, Lori can be found traveling, playing tennis, and shuttling around her three young kids (7, 8, and 10).