Johna L. Norton

SVP, Global Quality at Eli Lilly

Johna Norton is senior vice president of Global Quality for Eli Lilly and Company.

Johna joined Lilly in 1990 as an analytical chemist. She went on to hold positions with increasing responsibility in quality assurance and quality control, supporting manufacturing and process development at both Lilly facilities and with Lilly’s external manufacturing partners. Throughout her career, she has worked at multiple Lilly manufacturing sites, including sites in Indiana, Ireland and Puerto Rico. Prior to her current role, Johna was vice president, Quality, for Lilly’s Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) manufacturing network, Puerto Rico manufacturing, and Product Research and Development.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Gannon University and a master’s degree in analytical chemistry from Miami University.

In 2017, FiercePharma named Johna one of the Top Women in Life Sciences.


  • SVP, Global Quality

    Current role

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