Judy is a member of Valo's Board of Directors and chair of its Audit Committee. Judy was most recently a Non-Executive Independent Director of GlaxoSmithKline and is the former Chief Financial Officer of Merck & Co., Inc., where she was primarily responsible for finance, corporate development and strategic planning. She was also responsible for the Johnson & Johnson Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals and Merial (Merck and Sanofi-Aventis) joint venture relationships and the Merck ongoing relationships with Astra and DuPont. Judy was Chairman of Merck Capital Ventures and was a member of Merck’s Executive Committee, a senior management group which evaluates and makes strategic decisions for the Company.
Judy joined Merck in 1980 as Director, Acquisitions and Capital Analysis and became Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer in March 1990, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in December 1992, and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in February 2001. In January 2003, Judy gained additional responsibilities as President, Human Health Asia. Beginning in July 2005, Judy resumed the title of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer as she assumed strategic planning responsibilities for Merck, at which time she relinquished her role as President of Human Health Asia.
Judy is currently on the board of directors of Motorola Solutions and has previously served on the boards of biotech and tech authorities Thermo Fisher Scientific and Dell. In addition, she is a life member of the MIT Corporation and a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. In 2000, CFO Magazine presented her with the CFO Excellence Award in the Revenue Growth category.
Judy earned a B.S. in economics from Goucher College in 1970 and an M.S. in management from MIT’s Sloan School of Management in 1972. She received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Goucher College in 1998, an honorary doctor of engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology in 2000, and an honorary doctorate of science from the New Jersey Institute of Technology in 2004.