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Class of 2010 Yearbook: The Honorees

LaVerne H. Council
Corporate vice president, CIO

Employer: Johnson & Johnson

LOCATION: New Brunswick,, N.J.

First job: Baking cakes

Most valuable career advice: "Don't take a meeting that you don't have time for."

Favorite vice: Potato chips

If I were not in this business, I would probably be... a neurosurgeon.

Favorite gadget: Nintendo DS

Leadership philosophy in a nutshell: "Change does not just happen; it is cultivated in people who share a vision... a vision that they turn into reality."

Ask me to do anything but... "outdoor camping."

Passion outside of work: My family

Favorite sport: Football

In high school, I was... "voted Most Likely to Succeed."

A recent great read: Outliers: The Story of Success, by Malcolm Gladwell

Favorite TV show: The Closer

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