Jane M. Adams currently serves as Vice President, U.S. Federal Affairs at Johnson & Johnson (J&J). She joined J&J’s Washington, DC office in December 2003 as Senior Director, Medical Devices and Diagnostics. In her current position, Jane directs J&J’s federal affairs office in Washington, DC. Jane also staffs senior management on the AdvaMed Board of Directors and other industry trade associations and advocacy organizations. Jane is a member of the Medical Devices Group Operating Committee (GOC) comprised of J&J’s most senior global business leaders.
Prior to joining the Johnson & Johnson office, Jane served as Director, Government Affairs for Medtronic, Inc. managing medical technology legislative advocacy and policy issues. Jane also previously directed government affairs efforts for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and continues to serve in several capacities for both the local and national JDRF. Jane directed congressional affairs for the National Association for Biomedical Research and worked in media and congressional relations for the National Cattlemen’s Association following an internship with the Senate Agriculture Committee.
Jane received her undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Vermont and her Masters degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University where she serves as a guest lecturer throughout the academic year. She is a member of the Washington Caucus, the Government Relations Leadership Forum, and a founding member of RightNow, a professional women’s organization dedicated to electing Republican women into public office. Jane also serves on the Greater Washington Board of Directors for ChildHelp, a national organization dedicated to preventing child abuse. Jane was featured on the cover of Influence Magazine in 2004 as one of Washington's most effective corporate lobbyists. She and her husband Scott have a son Sam and a daughter Abigail and reside in Arlington, Virginia.