Kathy Widmer is company group chairman for Johnson & Johnson’s Consumer North America division, which has provided health and wellness solutions to consumers for more than 125 years.
Widmer has more than 30 years of business management and marketing leadership experience and is known for building agile teams and accelerating breakthrough capabilities. Widmer began her corporate career in the Consumer division at Johnson & Johnson, where she advanced through many roles in supply chain and marketing, eventually leading marketing for the U.S. Self Care business. She spent five years with Elizabeth Arden as executive vice president and chief marketing officer, responsible for global marketing strategy, development, and execution. She then returned to Johnson & Johnson as president of the U.S. Self Care division.
Widmer graduated from the United States Military Academy with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering and served in the U.S. Army as a captain and field artillery battery commander. She holds a Master of Business Administration from Oklahoma City University.
Widmer is a board director for Texas Roadhouse, a publicly traded casual dining restaurant chain. She is also an executive board director for the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA).
Widmer is passionate about the health and well-being of military veterans and their families. In 2017, she joined the board of directors for Wounded Warrior Project, a non-profit organization focused on serving wounded warriors and their families, and was appointed vice chairman in 2018. She serves as co-chair for Johnson & Johnson’s Veterans Leadership Council, which seeks to make Johnson & Johnson best in class in supporting military service members, veterans, and their families.
Widmer resides in Yardley, Pennsylvania, with her husband and West Point classmate, Bob. She has three grown daughters, Megan, Jessica, and Victoria, who all work and reside in New York City.