Julius Pryor III

Vice Chairman Of The Board at Center for Healthcare Innovation

Julius Pryor helps companies leverage Diversity & Inclusion to accelerate innovation and drive business results.

He’s held executive roles at Johnson & Johnson (J&J), Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE), Russell Athletic, Abbott Labs and Takeda Pharmaceuticals. He was Vice President of Global Diversity at both J&J and at Coke. Most recently, Julius served as Head of Innovation, Diversity & Inclusion at biotech leader Genentech.  Julius combines a unique vision for the future of D&I, a strong grounding in sales and management, and insights into what works across different industries and sectors.

Julius saw the power of diversity to accomplish results during his 26 years of service in the U.S. Navy. He is a U.S. Navy Captain, Surface Warfare Officer and instructor for the Navy Officer Leadership Development Program. He’s held numerous Navy leadership roles including, Unit Commanding Officer and Fleet Staff Officer.

Julius graduated from Morehouse College. He sits on the boards of the Andrew Young Center for Global Leadership and the Center for Healthcare Innovation.

Julius is author of Thriving in a Disruptive World: 6 Critical Concepts for Navigating the 21st Century.