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Erica Desrosiers, PhD

Erica Desrosiers joined Johnson and Johnson in September 2016 as Head, Accelerated Development. In this role, she is responsible for creating and executing the enterprise strategy for high potential talent pool development to ensure a diverse, robust pipeline of leaders who are prepared to assume positions of increasing scope and complexity. She leads the strategy and design for development programs and other developmental initiatives aimed at accelerating top talent leaders at all levels of the organization. Before joining J&J, Erica was Senior Director, Global Talent Management at Walmart, where her responsibilities included talent review and succession planning, assessment, performance management, executive coaching, and 360 feedback. Erica also held roles at PepsiCo in Global Talent Development, where her responsibilities included executive talent development, high potential assessment and development, executive coaching, personality assessment and 360 feedback, global employee surveys and performance management processes.

Prior to joining PepsiCo in 2004, Erica led the OD function for a software company in Chicago, and spent several years working as an external consultant for SHL designing competency models, selection systems, assessment centers, and conducting individual executive assessments.

Erica earned her Ph.D. in I-O Psychology from Purdue University. She is a member of SIOP and has published and presented in the areas of competency modeling, leadership development, performance management, 360 feedback, and executive coaching. Erica has served on the executive committee of the Conference Board Council on Executive Coaching and is former Chair of the Mayflower Group, a premier consortium of organizations dedicated to best practices in employee survey data and research.

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