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Janet A. Williams '85

Vice President Finance for Global Vision Care, Bausch & Lomb

Ms. Williams is a 1985 Accounting graduate from Lehigh.  She is currently Vice President of Finance for Global Vision Care at Bausch & Lomb in Rochester, NY.  She has responsibility for the global lens & lens care businesses.

Prior to joining Bausch & Lomb, Ms. Williams spent 21 years at Johnson & Johnson in various roles with increasing responsibility.  Most recently she was Vice President of Finance in the Consumer Products Division.  She also spent 5 years in J&J’s Cordis division in the medical device segment and 6 years with J&J’s OTC Pharmaceutical subsidiary, McNeil Consumer Healthcare.  Ms. Williams joined J&J in Corporate Internal Audit, and spent 2 years auditing J&J subsidiaries in North America, Europe and Asia.

Ms. Williams began her career with Arthur Andersen & Co. in Boston, MA, where she spent 3 years in the audit division.  Her industry experience included Manufacturing, Retailing, Banking, Government Contracting and Broadcasting.

Ms. Williams holds both a CPA and CMA certification.

Away from work, Ms. Williams enjoys gardening, long walks and traveling, especially to France.  Her goal is to one day become fluent in French and have an apartment in Paris.

Ms. Williams joined the Dean's Advisory Council because of her desire to give back to Lehigh.  She received a great education and realized over the years how well it prepared her for the workplace.  She wants to help ensure that Lehigh continues its reputation for delivering a top notch education.

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