Nancy Vitale is the CHRO and senior vice president of human resources for Genentech as well as a member of the Genentech Executive Committee. She’s responsible for leading the HR team that’s dedicated to creating a great place for the organization’s 14,000 employees to do their best work in pursuit of the company’s important mission. Nancy is also a board member for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, another mission-driven organization. Previously, Nancy was director of HR for the Gillette North American Commercial Division at Procter & Gamble (P&G), where she was integrally involved in the merger of Gillette and P&G; was vice president of HR for CIGNA’s Group Insurance Division; and held other senior HR positions in a variety of industries and companies, including Deloitte Consulting, DANKA Office Imaging, and the Times Publishing Company. Nancy is known for her drive and leadership. She thrives on challenges, particularly those that involve complex organizational dynamics. Her life purpose is to “make meaningful connections,” which she explains as being for both people and ideas. Nancy holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Emory University. In 2015, Nancy was recognized by the San Francisco Business Times as one of the “most influential women in the Bay Area” and in 2016 was named to its “forever influential” honor roll.
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