Driving Global Policy Solutions to
Advance Patient Access to Healthcare & Medical Innovation
An accomplished business leader with nearly three decades of global experience developing innovative solutions for patients, providers and healthcare systems that help people live longer, healthier lives, Calvin Schmidt is the Senior Vice President and Worldwide Leader of Johnson & Johnson’s Government Affairs & Policy organization.
Since joining J&J in 2005, Calvin has built a reputation as an inspirational leader with a track record of working across sectors to deliver strong results, launch new products and business models, and build and lead diverse, inclusive, high-performing global teams. As the leader of Government Affairs & Policy, at the world’s largest and most broadly-based healthcare company, he is committed to using J&J’s size and reach to develop innovative ways to address the needs of health systems while helping patients and consumers benefit from innovations in healthcare.
Over the past 14 years, Calvin has held several key leadership positions across a broad range of segments within J&J, including Global Commercial Strategy Leader for Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies, President of Janssen Pharmaceuticals in the United States and Worldwide Vice President, Human Resources, for the J&J Family of Consumer Companies. As result, his management style is rooted in diversity and inclusion, and a deep appreciation for innovation driven by the collaboration of people from many cultures, backgrounds and experiences.
Calvin’s commitment to improving the health and healthcare for people goes beyond his day-to-day work. He was appointed to the Foundation Board of Overseers for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, represents J&J on the Healthcare Leadership Council and has served on the American Diabetes Association Board of Directors.
Calvin graduated from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and holds an MBA in marketing and finance from Ohio State/Capital University.
He lives with his wife and three children in Pennsylvania.