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John L. Damonti

John L. Damonti recently retired as President of the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation and Vice President of Patient Assistance and Global Corporate Giving for the Bristol Myers Squibb Company.

John has more than 40 years of experience working in the areas of health policy, government affairs and social responsibility. John’s leadership of the BMS Foundation focused on some of the world’s most challenging health issues of our time, such as HIV in Africa, hepatitis B and C in Asia and lung cancer and clinical trial diversity.

John began his career as Manager of Community and Government Relations for Mutual of New York. He was also Director of the Primerica Foundation (predecessor company of Citigroup) and before joining Bristol-Myers Squibb served as Director of State Government Relations for Ciba-Geigy Corporation (now Novartis).

In addition to his professional accomplishments, John is Vice Chairman of the Board of the New Academy of Medicine where he is also a Fellow and the advisory boards of Share my Meals, Baylor College of Medicine and NOMI Network.

John received his Master’s in Social Work Policy from Fordham University and has recieved honorary doctorate degrees from Fordham University and the Baylor College of Medicine. He has been the recipient of numerous awards such as the Princeton in Africa Medal; the Council on Foundation’s Robert Scrivner Award; Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP) Charles Moore Award and Distinguished Alumni Award from Bowling Green State University.

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