Full Name
Jane Adams
Job Title
Vice President, US Federal Government Affairs & Head of Office
Johnson & Johnson
Speaker Bio
Jane M. Adams serves as Vice President, US Federal Government Affairs and Canada, Johnson & Johnson and manages a team of DC-based federal lobbyists and political programs professionals as well as the J&J Canada government affairs team. Jane joined J&J’s Washington, DC office in 2003 to advocate for J&J medical technology sector before her appointment in March 2016 to oversee the J&J cross-sector Washington, DC office. She was a member of Johnson & Johnson’s global Group Operating Committee (GOC) for medical technology from 2007-2016.

She currently leads all US federal and Canadian advocacy efforts that include biopharmaceuticals, consumer health products and medical technology. In addition to her broad healthcare portfolio, Jane also leads global corporate tax advocacy, workforce, trade, IP, North American ESG and US political programs and compliance.

Jane’s commitment to talent recruitment and development has resulted in building a “best in class” US Federal and Canadian team of experienced and celebrated government affairs professionals for the world’s largest and most diversified healthcare products company. She remains committed to strengthening a team of experienced, respected and diverse colleagues who consistently rank at the top of DC-based corporate benchmarking and congressional survey tools.

Most recently, Jane was featured in Washingtonian Magazine’s inaugural 2021 list identifying “250 of Washington’s Most Influential People” and again in 2022 as part of the expanded list of “500 of Washington’s Most Influential People.” Jane has been included annually (beginning in 2018) as part of the Hill Newspaper’s “Top Lobbyists” list. She was identified in November 2019 as the (Business) Insider’s “Top 34 DC Power Players in Healthcare.”

She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Economic Club of Washington, DC; the Public Affairs Council; the US Chamber Foundation; the US Global Leadership Coalition; the Bryce Harlow Foundation; the Government Relations Executive Forum; the Ford’s Theater Board of Governors; and the Government Relations Executive Council while serving as a formal mentor to early-in-career young female professionals through select business organizations.

Jane’s experience in Washington, DC spans over 30 years in healthcare and corporate business policy, congressional oversight and investigations, global public health, biomedical research policy, patient advocacy and public affairs.

Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, Jane served as Director, Government Affairs for Medtronic, Inc. with focus on cardiology, diabetes and neuroscience. Jane previously directed government affairs and grassroots advocacy for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) that led to inaugural programs in special diabetes federal research funding complementing existing NIH annual appropriations. She continues to serve as a committed volunteer with JDRF having been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as a child. Originally Jane led congressional affairs for the National Association for Biomedical Research (NABR) and served as an intern on the Senate Agriculture Committee.

Jane received her undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Vermont and earned a master’s degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University where she serves as a guest lecturer throughout the academic year.

She and her husband Scott and their two teenaged children reside in Arlington, VA..
Jane Adams