LaVerne H. Council, 2010 Honoree

Corporate vice president, CIO
Johnson & Johnson
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:
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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