Jennifer Lopez-Reed | AIChE

Jennifer Lopez-Reed

Chief Operating Officer, Diabetes Business Unit and Senior Leader, Connected Care and Insulins Product Development
Eli Lilly and Company

Jennie Lopez empowers diversity and engages employees and organizations to achieve new highs. This passion is navigating her through a successful 18 yrs career in the Pharmaceutical Industry.  In parallel she has also found success in Dancing (former NFL Cheerleader) and Fitness (currently Zumba Education Specialist). She embodies "Bring Yourself to Work" in everything she does. Jennie is originally from Puerto Rico and moved to Indiana to complete her Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering at Purdue University.  Most of her career has been in Manufacturing & Quality leading different organizations in operations, engineering, automation and quality at different manufacturing sites in both Eli Lilly and Elanco.  She was the site head of a plant site in Kansas City where she led a major transformation and managed a parenteral plant in Indianapolis through a culture change and 50% volume increase for the biggest company revenue product.  She has also been able to lead several efforts as a Six Sigma Black Belt. She works now in the Diabetes Business Unit as the Chief Operating Officer and Sr. Leader for the Connected Care and Insulins Product Development Organization.  In this role she leads cross functionally towards the innovation and execution of their entire product portfolio. In addition, she leads the global strategy towards having our patients improve their outcomes with our technology and products outside of United States.  Jennie is also a board member for the OLA (Organization of Latinx at Lilly) and is leading a company effort to develop and accelerate Latinx/Hispanic talent. Finally, she enjoys making intentional fun memories with her family Brad, Izzie (10), & Ethan (7)- they are the why and fuel for everything she does.