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Jerry Valentine

Chairman, Delaware Tobacco Prevention Coalition
Jerry Valentine

Jerry Valentine

Chairman, Delaware Tobacco Prevention Coalition

Jerry is a creative, strategic, and entrepreneurial business leader that leverages his natural curiosity, drive, and courage to challenge the status quo for better business results. Jerry is a CPA, CISA, and recently earned a Master’s degree in Digital Innovation in Marketing from Temple University, where he also earned bachelor degrees in both Computer Science & Accounting. He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, primarily delivering risk management and controls services for Pharmaceutical, Manufacturing, Utility, and Educational clients. From a community service perspective, Jerry is approaching his 10th year as Chairman of IMPACT Delaware Tobacco Prevention Coalition, helping to pass legislation on the federal, state, and local level. Jerry and his wife opened an award-winning private elementary school, Learning Express Academy, twelve years ago in Newark, DE. In his 15 years at AstraZeneca, he has had a diverse career with roles of increasing responsibility across Finance, Internal Audit, Operations, Compliance, and Marketing, including building a PDMA compliance department from the ground-up, establishing an enterprise-wide SEO organic search capability, and managing a multi-billion dollar portfolio. Jerry recently moved into a newly created role, Business Development – New Technologies Director, focused on the discovery, design, and delivery of sales & marketing innovation across all Therapeutic Areas for AstraZeneca US.