Meet Theresa Ragozine

Posted on May 11, 2017 by Hank Boerner – Chair & Chief Strategist

#Business & Society #Corporate Citizenship #Corporate Responsibility #Corporate Sustainability #Sustainability Professionals 

Joining Outstanding Faculty for Spring CSR Certificate Course
May 16th and 17th at Rutgers University Business School
On May 16th and 17th, the Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership and Governance & Accountability Institute present the Spring 2017 CSR Certificate Program for corporate managers, not-for-profit and foundation managers, and others interested in career opportunities and advancement in the fields of Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”), Corporate Citizenship, Corporate Sustainability, Philanthropy, Risk Management, Ethics, and related positions.
An outstanding faculty of professionals from leading CSR and sustainability- minded organizations will lead the interactive discussions which are a feature of the course. For more information about the course and to register, visit:
Meet one of your course leaders:
Theresa Ragozine, Vice President, Procurement Citizenship at Johnson & Johnson
Topic:  “Partnering for Sustainable Procurement @ Johnson & Johnson”

A conversation with Theresa: 
Q:  How is your day-to-day work related to the CSR Certificate Program?
(TR)  At Johnson & Johnson everything begins and ends with our responsibilities to our doctors, nurses, patients, consumer, customers and communities – the commitments outlined in Our Credo. Our Sustainable Procurement and Global Supplier Diversity & Inclusion Programs align with and respond to those commitments.
In 2016 we established the Procurement Citizenship Center of Excellence as a way to increase collaboration internally and externally to our organization, and to thoughtfully engage our stakeholders and suppliers in discussions and actions as we strive to meet our Citizenship commitments. This collaboration has allowed us to drive broader, higher impact sustainability and diversity results, driving innovation, growth and ultimately shareholder value. 
Q:  What can attendees expect to learn from your session?
(TR)  How procurement professionals can add value in unexpected ways, generating positive reputational lift and driving social change.
Q:  What advice do you have or opportunity that you see for attendees who complete the CSR Certificate Program?
(TR)  Don’t underestimate the power of collaboration. Leverage the contacts you make through this program to challenge your thinking, identify shared interests and innovate. Collaboration is critical to accelerate environmental and social improvements across the value chain and beyond.
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Career Background:  Theresa Ragozine
Theresa is Vice President, Procurement Citizenship, and has been with Johnson & Johnson for 35 years.  In her current role, Theresa is responsible for managing Procurement’s Global Supplier Diversity & Inclusion, Sustainability, Social Responsibility and Talent programs — all of which are focused on creating positive global community impact and supporting J&J’s mission to help people live longer, happier, healthier lives.
Prior to this assignment, Theresa served as Vice President, Enterprise Standards & Productivity, a transformative global operating model redesign, focused on standardizing functional operations and creating greater business value through optimized service to all stakeholders.   Early career days covered a wide variety of roles within Global Strategic Sourcing and end-to-end global logistics for the International Export Division.
Theresa serves as Johnson & Johnson’s National Program Director for what is recognized as the most successful volunteer blood drive campaign in industry.  Theresa’s awards and citations include TWIN Award (Tribute to Women and Industry), Fleet Executive of the Year, GE Award of Excellence, The America’s Blood Centers President’s Award, New Jersey Business Industry Association (NJBIA) Public Service Award, and the American Association of Blood Banks Award of Merit.
She earned an undergraduate degree from Rutgers University in 1980; graduated with honors from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1992, with an MBA in International Business; and, also completed the Smith College Leadership Consortium for executive leadership training in 2008.
For more information about the course and to register, visit: