Theresa Zeller

Theresa Zeller

Global Head of Integrated Learning Experience, Global Learning and Development
Merck

Theresa is an agile, collaborative, and strategic global leader who builds trusted partnerships with leaders and stakeholders resulting in measurable business value by :
• Driving agile, innovative, and transformative learning strategy and approaches
• Leading strategy, change, and cultural transformation
• Developing and leading high-performance teams to accelerate talent and build capability

Theresa currently leads the Integrated Learning Experiences Team (ILET) to build workforce capability focused by creating engaging learner-centered experiences that drive speed, agility and business value. Theresa has transformed the learner experience to anticipate and provide growth and development throughout an employee’s career lifecycle for the approximately 70,000 employees globally across the enterprise.

Before this role, Theresa was the Global Head of Learning and Development for Merck’s Manufacturing Division, which included over 55 sites and 21,000 employees worldwide. Theresa also held various strategic and client-facing leadership roles in the US Market and then Global Commercial Learning & Development to develop commercial capabilities across all roles in marketing, market access, account management, business development, and sales. Theresa has led several cross-enterprise learning teams to enable business and culture transformation across the enterprise.
Prior to Merck, Theresa worked as a learning leader for Nutri/System corporate and franchise businesses and at NovaCare Rehabilitation Services for contract and outpatient services.

Theresa received her BS in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University and her MA in Training, Communication, and Organization Development from the University of Maryland.

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