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Mary Stutts

Sumitovant Biopharma
Senior Vice President Corporate Relations
Mary Stutts has provided global corporate relations leadership in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, healthcare and media industries including Genentech, Bristol Myers Squibb, Bayer, UnitedHealth Group, Kaiser Permanente, Stanford Healthcare and Comcast NBCUniversal. Currently she is the SVP of Corporate Relations for Sumitovant Biopharma. She has over 25 years of extensive experience leading strategic transformations in the face of rapid technology and market changes and executing multi-faceted campaigns in dynamic, high stakes competitive environments.
Ms. Stutts has a successful track record as a C-Level global branding and growth expert leading product marketing communications from early research to blockbuster status for brands including Genentech’s Avastin, Rituxan, Xolair and Lucentis during a pivotal period of the company’s history when revenue and profit grew five-fold.
Ms. Stutts was the first Chief Inclusion, Diversity and Health Equity Officer at Stanford Health Care where her simultaneous top down and grassroots engagement approach rapidly progressed culture transformation. She initiated, developed and launched Genentech’s $5 million Diversity in Clinical Trials Program which has now evolved to the company’s Advancing Inclusive Research initiative. She brings deep understanding and experience executing the strategic business case for maximizing inclusion and diversity as key growth levers and brand enhancers.
Ms. Stutts serves on the Board of Zogenix and is on the Advisory Boards of private companies Wellist, Slone Partners and RealChemistry.
Stutts is the Founder of The Center for Excellence in Life (TCEL), a 501c3 organization Virtual Internship Program for underrepresented youth has received nationwide recognition and media coverage. Her book, The Missing Mentor: Women Advising Women on Power, Progress and Priorities, has been dubbed a surrogate mentor for career women.
Her journey from a 5-year old foster child to becoming one of the leading voices today on the mandate for inclusive leadership, the path to health equity and the imperative to ensure the future workforce is diverse and prepared has made her a thought-provoking speaker, corporate advisor and board director.
Ms. Stutts earned a Master’s degree in Health Administration at the University of Southern California and is also a graduate of the Executive Program on Strategy and Organization at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, April 20

3:05pm EDT