Senior vice president of strategy and business development, Cardinal Health medical segment
About: Preety Sidhu has been with Cardinal Health since 2017 and oversees strategy and business development for the company’s $16 billion global medical segment. She is the co-chair of Cardinal Health’s diversity and inclusion steering council and steering committee member of the Asian Pacific American network employee resource group. She has a B.S. in political science and economics from Northeastern University, a M.S. in international public policy from University College London and a M.S. in strategic communications from Columbia University. She and her husband, Joe, live in Olde Towne East with their two dogs, Tanny and Tremont.
While Columbus has experienced economic and population expansion, our city also continues to experience some of the highest poverty and segregation rates in the country.
Outside of work: Sidhu serves on the board of directors for Ohio Guidestone where she supports the human resources and client services committees. The nonprofit provides behavioral health solutions to help Ohioans navigate complex challenges with a commitment to building educated, self-reliant and contributing members of strong communities. She also is planning to host a video blog series about cooking and lifestyle.
What does Columbus need to thrive? To thrive, let’s celebrate and protect Columbus’ creative culture that has empowered our growth and attracted new residents while bringing advocacy to pronounced differences in the quality of our social infrastructure across our neighborhoods. While Columbus has experienced economic and population expansion, our city also continues to experience some of the highest poverty and segregation rates in the country.
As we define the city we hope to become, let’s transition our emphasis from concentrated growth to intentional and resilient growth that is shared across neighborhoods – most importantly focusing on our under-served populations.
Sidhu’s idea: I would love to see us create a digital story-telling platform – Communities of Columbus: The Moments We Don’t See – similar to Humans of New York and Story Corp, which fosters exploration of others’ experiences while highlighting our similarities and nurturing our growth.