Dennis O. Driver
Theravance is a biopharmaceutical company based in South San Francisco, California.
Prior to joining Theravance, Mr. Driver served as Vice President of Human Resources at various companies within the Johnson & Johnson family of businesses, including Biosense Webster, Inc., Scios Inc. and Cordis Corporation. He has also held senior level Human Resources leadership positions with Peoplesoft, Silicon Graphics, Inc. and Acuson Corporation. He has worked in both domestic and international operations, including a five year assignment in Europe where he was responsible for subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia and the Scandinavian countries.
A former commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps, Mr. Driver holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He also co-found A New Leash on Life, a non-profit organization dedicated to lifting the spirits of dog lovers coping with cancer.
Mr. Driver currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for Stillman College, is a member of the Facing History and Ourselves San Francisco Bay Area Advisory Board, and is an Advisory Board Member for JOYNIN, Inc. Additionally, Mr. Driver serves in the capacity of Human Resources Advisor to several non-profit organizations. He is also a former member of the Board of Directors of Healing Journeys, the Board of Directors of Ronald McDonald House (Stanford, California) and the Board of Directors of Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT).
Mr. Driver is a Silver Life Member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), a motivational speaker, an author on the fight against prostate cancer, and a hospice volunteer. He has been honored with a Distinguished Alumni Presidential Citation from the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, honored with a Resolution by the state of Alabama for his professional achievements and community contributions, honored for his philanthropic contributions by a Proclamation from the city of Birmingham (AL), awarded a Key to the City (Fairfield, AL), and has been selected as an Outstanding United Negro College Fund Alumnus.