Julius Pryor helps companies leverage diversity to accelerate innovation and drive business results.
He’s held executive roles at Johnson & Johnson (J&J), Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE), Russell Athletic, Abbott Labs and Takeda Pharmaceuticals. He was Vice President of Global Diversity at both J&J and at Coke. Most recently, Julius served as Head of Innovation, Diversity & Inclusion at biotech leader Genentech. Julius combines a unique vision for the future of D&I, a strong grounding in sales and management, and insights into what works across different industries and sectors.
Julius learned a great deal about the significance of delivering results and clarity of mission during his service in the U.S. Navy. “The Navy is a requirement driven culture – Navy Officers learn on day one, that you can delegate authority, but not responsibility”. He is a U.S. Navy Captain, Surface Warfare Officer and instructor for the Navy Officer Leadership Development Program. He’s held numerous Navy leadership roles including, Unit Commanding Officer and Fleet Staff Officer. He had the honor of serving on the re-commissioning crew of the historic USS Missouri (BB-63).
Julius is a graduate of Morehouse College and The Williston Northampton School (Easthampton, Massachusetts). He sits on the board of the Andrew Young Center for Global Leadership and is Board Vice Chair for The Center for Healthcare Innovation.
He was initiated into the legendary Psi Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity while at Morehouse.
Julius is author of:
Thriving in a Disruptive World: 6 Critical Concepts for Navigating the 21st Century.