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Pamela Puryear - Participant

Dr. Pamela Puryear currently serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Zimmer Biomet, a global leader in musculoskeletal healthcare. She joined Zimmer Biomet in January 2019 with responsibility for leading the global Human Resources function and is a member of the President and CEO’s Leadership Team. Prior to joining Zimmer Biomet, Dr. Puryear served as Senior Vice President, Chief Talent Officer at Pfizer Inc., and prior to that, Hospira. Inc. Before joining Hospira, Dr. Puryear was an independent external Organization Development consultant for 12 years, working globally and across a number of different industry sectors, including financial services, healthcare, professional services, consumer products, insurance and education. Dr. Puryear’s professional passion is performance excellence, and from her diverse professional experiences, she has developed a unique perspective on what creates and sustains excellence. Dr. Puryear has received a number of honors including, most recently, recognition by Black Enterprise Magazine as one of the 2017 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America and Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Business. She is a member of the Executive Leadership Council and serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA). Dr. Puryear holds a Ph.D. in organizational psychology, an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a concentration in organizational behavior from Yale University.



Zimmer Biomet


Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer