Theodore (Ted) Kyle, R.Ph., M.B.A.
Ted Kyle is advocacy advisor to the Obesity Society. In 2009, Mr. Kyle founded ConscienHealth to help experts and organizations work for evidence-based approaches to health and obesity. Through ConscienHealth, Mr. Kyle works to advance changes in policy and public opinion that will allow new approaches to be developed and put into use. At ConscienHealth, he devotes half of his work to nonprofit advocacy, serving The Obesity Society’s Advocacy Committee, the Steering Committee for the STOP Obesity Alliance, and the Board of Directors for the Obesity Action Coalition. Mr. Kyle also works to help clients develop scientific, regulatory, policy, and business strategies that obesity experts can support. Prior to ConscienHealth, in 2008, Mr. Kyle completed a 26-year career with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). As director of policy and innovation for GSK Weight Control, he led the effort to identify, acquire, and gain approval to market the first ever non-prescription weight loss product in the U.S. Mr. Kyle’s work aligning the commercial strategy for all with the needs of consumers and advocates for public health played a critical role in securing Food and Drug Administration approval and a positive image for the brand in the marketplace. As a result of Mr. Kyle’s work, major professional organizations and leading experts in obesity policy testified and wrote in favor of approval. Allī was one of the top consumer brand introductions of 2007 and Time magazine named allī one of the top ten medical breakthroughs of 2007. In addition to his work in obesity, Mr. Kyle has worked on diverse health issues, such as tobacco dependence, HIV, infectious diseases, GI health, cancer, and organ transplantation. Mr. Kyle holds two degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy and a Master of Business Administration.