Lori Lyons-Williams

Lori Lyons-Williams

Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Allergan Inc.

Lori Lyons-Williams is vice president at Allergan, Inc., a global leader in pharmaceuticals, with more than $23 billion in annual revenue, and more than 30,000 employees, worldwide. Allergan was formerly headquartered in Irvine, CA, and after a merger in March 2015, will now be based in Dublin, Ireland. Lori remains Orange County-based, and leads a team of ~115 commercial employees in Sales, Marketing, Consulting, and Training, as head of the U.S. Urology organization, where she has full P&L responsibility. In addition to physician and direct-to-consumer promotion of BOTOX®, Lori’s team is responsible for the broader Allergan Urology portfolio. Lori has spent 13+ years at Allergan, in varying roles throughout the organization. She has extensive experience in Sales Leadership, including Sales Force Deployment, Incentive Compensation Planning, Performance Management, and Talent Development. Lori also has led several Marketing teams in her tenure, where her responsibilities included development of Long-Term Strategic Plans, Sales Forecasting, Budget Ownership, and oversight during all phases of Lifecycle Management (Pre-Market Planning, Pre-Launch, Launch, Growth, Mature Brands, and Loss of Exclusivity). Additionally, she reviews business development opportunities and has played a role in several key acquisitions. In recent years, Lori has piloted a Women in Leadership group that has now been adopted more broadly across the organization. Lori is originally from Virginia, holds a BA in Pre-Medical Studies from Virginia Tech, and considers herself a proud Hokie. Lori also holds a MBA from the Carlson School of Management, at the University of Minnesota, where she graduated Beta Gamma Sigma, in the top five percent of her class. Lori is active in the community, with United Way of Orange County and Girls, Inc., and has been recognized as a member of The International Women’s Leadership Association. Lori and her husband, Patrick Williams, have been residents of Orange County for the past 8 years. They reside in Aliso Viejo, with their sons, Beckett, and Paxton, and their daughter, Keaton.

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