Stacy is General Manager of Johnson & Johnson's ETHICON & DePuy Synthes Medical Device divisions in Poland and Baltics. Prior to her role, she was General Manager for the Global Surgery business units for Czech Republic and Slovakia following her role as Marketing Director for Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). She arrived in Prague in mid 2012 to manage the merger of sales training and marketing activities of the three divisions across CEE. During this assignment she was recognized for initiating and organizing a campaign to support "Operation Smile" and was selected to represent J & J at the medical mission in Kenya. She has served for three years as a board member for CEE and is a member of the Europe, Middle East, and Africa senior leadership team.
During her near 20 year career at Johnson & Johnson she has held 8 different positions including General Management, Sales, Marketing, National Account Management, and Training. Throughout her employment she has been honored with numerous awards for achievement, leadership and vast knowledge of the Surgical and Medical industry. She was chosen as an expert representative from the U.S. to help launch VICRYL Plus (A portfolio of antibacterial sutures) in Tokyo and Sapporo Japan.
Her early career included sales positions at Automated Data Processing in Chicago and teaching English as a second language (K-6) in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Stacy holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education and Spanish from Ball State University in Muncie, IN. She also graduated from Rutgers University Executive Leadership program in New Brunswick, NJ.
Stacy's extensive travel throughout the world for business and pleasure has given her many opportunities to foster her hobbies and interests. She is an avid photographer and has completed training expeditions by National Geographic in Mexico, Morocco and India. She especially loves to photograph native people and has done so in interesting locations like Northern Thailand, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Botswana, Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda. She is proficient in Spanish and Sign Language both of which she hopes to use in the future. She has spent a lot of time in Chicago working with therapy dogs helping repair the lives of victims of gang violence. Stacy is a certified Scuba Diver, has completed a 26.2 mile marathon in Alaska for Leukemia and a 60 mile walk in Atlanta to raise money for Breast Cancer.
Her career spanning Europe and the United States combined with her extensive travel have given her strong cross-cultural understanding, and whether the goals are to improve personal or business relationships and results, she's always ready. Her dynamic and authentic coaching style creates trust, motivates, and moves people toward positive change and tangible results. She loves new challenges and looks forward to new experiences wherever they might take her and her best friend Wrigley, a warm friendly Yellow Lab.