With his long and distinguished career in the healthcare industry, from his experience leading one of Fortune’s Most Admired healthcare companies to his career-long role as an advocate for meaningful healthcare reform, Mr. Williams provides our Board with an exceptional combination of operational management expertise and insight into both public healthcare policy and the healthcare industry critical to a large public company in the healthcare industry.
Director since 2011; Independent
Chairman, Compensation & Benefits Committee; Member, Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee
Mr. Williams, 68, served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aetna Inc. (managed care and health insurance) from 2006 to 2010, and as Chairman from 2010 until his retirement in April 2011. He is also an advisor to the private equity firm, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC. In addition, Mr. Williams serves on the boards of MIT Corporation, Peterson Institute for International Economics, the Advisory Board of Peterson Center on Healthcare and is Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Conference Board. Previously, Mr. Williams served on President Obama's Management Advisory Board from 2011 to January 2017, as Chairman of the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare from 2007 to 2010, and as Vice Chairman of The Business Council from 2008 to 2010.
Other Public Company Board Service: The Boeing Company (2010 to present), American Express Company (2007 to present)
Recent Past Public Company Board Service: Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (2011 to 2017)