Alumni Diversity Award

Recognizes an alumnus/alumna who has demonstrated a commitment to the college’s goal of being a diverse and mutually supportive community that provides a climate of sensitivity, open-mindedness, and respect.

Recognizes an alumnus/alumna who has demonstrated a commitment to the college’s goal of being a diverse and mutually supportive community that provides a climate of sensitivity, open-mindedness, and respect.

2018 Award Recipient: Wanda Bryant Hope '87 Marketing

Wanda Bryant Hope is an accomplished business executive with significant experience in general management, marketing, sales, commercial operations, and human resources. Hope is currently the chief diversity & inclusion officer for Johnson & Johnson worldwide. In this role, she is responsible for globally advancing J&J’s diversity and inclusion (D&I) outcomes, strengthening D&I capabilities, improving reputation, and driving innovation and growth for future success. During her career, Hope has held a variety of leadership positions including vice president, sales & marketing; vice president, commercial analytics, development & operations; and vice president, global performance & development. She has been recognized for her ability to exceed business results, deliver innovative solutions to complex challenges, lead global change, and develop people for optimal results. Hope has received several awards including the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association’s Rising Star Award, the Auburn Lives of Commitment Award, the YWCA Tribute to Women in Industry Award, and the National Sales Network Community Service Award. Hope is committed to giving back to her community and serves on the Penn State Smeal College of Business Board of Visitors, The State Theater New Jersey Board of Trustees, and the National Sales Network National Board. She and her husband Bobby are the proud parents of Tyler, their 12-year-old son.


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