Luann Pendy, Ph.D., is the Senior Vice President of Global Quality. In this role, Luann oversees all global quality operations for the company. Luann is a member of Medtronic’s Executive Committee and serves as the Executive Sponsor for the Medtronic Women’s Network Minnesota Hub. In 2014, Luann received the "Women in Energy" award from the Women’s Leadership Group in Advanced Energy, part of Medtronic’s Surgical Technologies business. She joined Medtronic in 2008 as the Vice President of Corporate Quality.
Prior to Medtronic, Luann served as Corporate Vice President of Global Quality and Regulatory Affairs at Hospira, Inc. In that role, she led worldwide quality and regulatory affairs for the design and manufacturing of medical devices and pharmaceuticals. Previously, Luann spent 17 years at Abbott Laboratories, where she held several leadership roles in technical product development and quality for the diagnostics, devices and pharmaceutical business divisions.
Luann received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan and her Doctorate of Philosophy in Immunology from Rush University in Chicago, Illinois.