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Celeste Warren

2017 Speaker

CELESTE WARREN is vice president, human resources and Global Diversity and Inclusion Center of Excellence with Merck. In this dual role, she has responsibility for the strategic and operational HR support of Merck’s global legal, compliance, communications, population health, patient health, and global public policy organizations. Warren joined Merck in 1997 and she has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility within its HR organization. From 2009 to 2011, she was human resources leader for Merck’s vaccines organizations. Prior to joining Merck in 1997, she worked for nine years in HR at Kraft Foods, Inc. and General Foods. Warren is a member of the board of directors for Grandview Health, the CEB Diversity & Inclusion Working Council, and the Simmons College School of Management’s Business advisory council. She has been honored with many awards including National Diversity Council’s Most Powerful and Influential Women of Pennsylvania, one of 21 Leaders for the 21st Century, and Diversity Global’s 2017 Influential Women in Global Diversity.Warren attended the University of Kentucky where she earned a BS, and she also earned an MS from Carnegie Mellon University. @merck