Award of Distinction
Group President, Americas and Global Marketing and Chief Marketing Officer
Zimmer, Inc., Warsaw, Indiana
BS Chemistry and Biology, 1982; MBA, 1993
Sheryl Conley is the first chief marketing officer of Zimmer, Inc., a worldwide leader in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of reconstructive and surgical orthopedic products and instruments. She is responsible for all western hemisphere operations, including the Zimmer U.S. businesses, Canada, and Latin America, as well as all global marketing, including U.S. marketing.
Conley began her 22-year career with Zimmer in clinical research and received several promotions in distribution planning through 1994. She then joined marketing as a product manager, led the VerSys Hip development project, and in 1997 was promoted to vice president, marketing, hips. In 1998, she assumed the role of general manager, Zimmer Canada and then returned to Zimmer corporate headquarters in 2000 with a promotion to vice president, global brand management and commercialization. Conley was later promoted to president, reconstructive, and, more recently, to president, global products group following the Centerpulse acquisition.