Jane M. Adams

Jane Adams
Vice President, Federal Government Affairs, Johnson & Johnson

Jane M. Adams serves as Vice President, US Federal Affairs, Johnson & Johnson and manages a team of 15+ DC-based federal lobbyists and political programs professionals.  Johnson & Johnson is the world’s most diversified healthcare company with 128,000 global employees and annual revenues of approximately $75B.  J&J is recognized as one of the world’s most iconic and trusted brands.  She joined J&J’s Washington, DC office in December 2003 to manage the medical device sector team and was promoted in March, 2016 to direct all of its cross sector portfolios that also include biopharmaceuticals and consumer health products.     

Jane’s background in Washington, DC spans over 26 years in public health and biomedical research policy;  patient advocacy and public affairs.  She has led efforts on behalf of the medical technology industry and the healthcare community on issues including FDA and NIH reform, Medicare patient access issues and commitment to federal funding for the NIH.  Jane leads J&J’s legislative and advocacy efforts dedicated to scientific public-private partnerships and to global business development opportunities to promote growth in life sciences and med tech innovation.  She staffs senior executives on a number of US and global trade associations and business organizations.    

Prior to joining the Johnson & Johnson office, Jane served as Director, Government Affairs for Medtronic, Inc. managing medical technology advocacy and policy issues.  Jane also previously directed government affairs efforts for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and continues to serve in several capacities for both the local and national JDRF organizations.  Jane directed congressional affairs for the National Association for Biomedical Research and worked in media and congressional relations for the National Cattlemen’s Association following an internship with the Senate Agriculture Committee.

Jane received her undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Vermont and her Master’s degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University where she serves as a guest lecturer throughout the academic year. 

She is a board member of the Public Affairs Council; a member of the Washington Caucus, the Government Relations Leadership Forum, and she is a founding member of RightNow, a professional women’s organization dedicated to electing women into public office.  She leads federal volunteer advocacy efforts for ChildHelp, a national organization dedicated to treating and preventing child abuse.  She also serves on the Global Citizen corporate advisory board and was selected to represent Johnson & Johnson at the 2017 Global Moms Digital Relay/Moms for Social Good partnership with the UN Foundation.  Jane continues to serve on House and Senate members’ steering committees to help guide health policy agendas in the 115th Congress and speaks regularly at industry, advocacy and women’s business conferences. 

Jane was featured on the cover of Influence Magazine in 2004 as one of Washington's most effective corporate lobbyists.  She and her husband Scott Galupo have a son Sam and a daughter Abigail and reside in Arlington, Virginia.

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