John Patton

John Patton is a Manager in Lilly’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Office.

Before joining Lilly, Patton held human resource leadership positions across a number of different industries, including Human Resource Manager at Jones Plastics & Engineering in Jeffersontown, KY and Human Resource Director at Hurstbourne Care Center in Louisville, KY. Patton joined Lilly in 2002 in the biotechnology discovery area of Lilly Research Laboratories providing administrative, operational, and recruiting support. After a three year educational leave, John returned to Lilly as a Medical Writer, supporting commercial and regulatory disclosures and publications.

Patton began his current role as Global Diversity Manager in 2014. In this role, Patton manages Lilly’s external diversity benchmarking strategy, including Lilly’s representation on national and global “Best” lists. Patton is also responsible for Lilly’s work life strategy and managing Lilly’s corporate employee resource group program.

Patton earned his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis and his Master of Public Health and Master of Health Administration degrees from Indiana University School of Medicine.

Patton also holds leadership roles on the boards of Brothers United and Indiana Youth Group here in Indianapolis.

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