Conrod Kelly is the Executive Director, Policy / Government Relations -- Social Determinants of Health at Merck. Prior to this role, he was the Executive Director of Marketing for the US Diabetes Franchise. During his 10 years at Merck he has worked on and led US and Global teams focused on migraine, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease as well as surgery and anesthesia products. Prior to joining Merck, Conrod worked for Johnson & Johnson in the medical devices and diagnostics division. Before that, he worked in Vaccines for GlaxoSmithKline.
Conrod was recently recognized at the United Nations with the Sustainable Development Goals Leadership Award for using media and marketing for good through the film he executive produced, “A Touch of Sugar,” which was narrated by Viola Davis. Conrod was also recognized in 2018 as one of the Top Blacks in Healthcare by the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University.
Conrod stays connected to the community by sitting on the executive board of Big Brothers Big Sisters -- Independence Region.
He is the author of STAGED! A Four Step Process to Stand Out in Your Personal and Professional Life and RESTAGED: A Mental Model for Personal and Professional Growth. Conrod holds a BS and MBA from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University. He resides in the Greater Philadelphia area with his wife Joy and daughter Nola.