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Friday • November 16, 2018

Keith Willis

Keith Willis joined The Brooks Group in 2018 as the Vice President of Learning & Development. Keith has over 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry where he honed his healthcare experience with several large pharmaceutical companies which include Johnson and Johnson, Pfizer and Bristol-Myers Squibb in sales, sales leadership, operations and sales training.

Prior to joining The Brooks Group, Keith was an Associate Director in Sales & Access Learning for Bristol-Myers Squibb for four years. In this role, Keith was responsible for training programs and curriculum development that supported the strategic objectives of the Cardiovascular division. This training helped their product become market leader in both retail and hospital.

Earlier in his career while serving as an Associate Director of Learning & Development at Otsuka Pharmaceuticals, Keith designed and delivered innovative, engaging, and cutting-edge leadership development solutions for sales managers, Account Executives and high potential Account Managers. During this time, Keith also developed training strategies for the Clinical Nurse Educator role to provide product demonstration support for a buy-and-bill product.

Keith first began his career as a Sales Representative for Janssen Pharmaceuticals where he implemented sales strategies to physicians, hospitals and pharmacies and was named District Representative of the Year in 1995 and 1997.

He has won several sales awards, launched numerous products, developed managed care curriculums and advanced organizational leadership capabilities.

Keith is a graduate of Northern Illinois University with a BA in Sociology. Following his graduation, he served in the United States Army for six years where he reached the rank of Captain.