Luann Pendy, Ph.D., is Senior Vice President, Chief Quality and Regulatory Affairs Officer at Medtronic. In this role, Luann oversees all global quality and regulatory affairs operations for the company and is a member of the Medtronic Executive Committee.

She partners with the business groups and global regions to assure end-to-end quality, reliability and regulatory compliance, from development through manufacturing, distribution and end-customer use. She is responsible for driving the strategic direction for the quality and regulatory affairs programs through the implementation of policy and standards across Medtronic. She joined Medtronic in 2008 as the vice president of Corporate Quality.

In 2015, she was named by the National Diversity Council as one of the Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology, which is a definitive list of female executives, influencers and achievers impacting the technology industry.

Prior to Medtronic, Luann served as corporate vice president of Global Quality and Regulatory Affairs at Hospira. 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 is the executive sponsor of the Medtronic Women’s Network hub in Minnesota. She is a member of the Leadership Council on Advancing Women, The Conference Board. She also serves on the Science Museum of Minnesota’s Board of Trustees.

Luann received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan and her Doctorate of Philosophy in Immunology from Rush University in Chicago.

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