DUBLIN, Ohio, Sept. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardinal Health announced today that its board of directors has elected Nancy Killefer as an independent director, effective Sept. 14.
Killefer most recently served as senior partner of McKinsey and Co. Inc., until her retirement in 2013. At McKinsey, she served a multitude of consumer, retail, health care and other companies in roles of increasing responsibility over the span of more than three decades.
She also served in the United States Department of the Treasury as the assistant secretary for Management, chief financial officer and chief operating officer.
"Nancy has incredibly strong health care and leadership experience," said George Barrett, chairman and chief executive officer of Cardinal Health. "We believe her perspective on the rapidly evolving health care industry as well as her broad corporate board experience will be particularly relevant. We're very pleased to welcome her to our board of directors."
Killefer served as the founder and managing partner of McKinsey's Public Sector practice and on the Shareholders Committee, the firm's governing board, where she chaired the People Committee. She also served on the company's Professional Standards Committee, the Client Service Risk Committee, and the Director's Review Committee.
Killefer serves on the boards of The Advisory Board Co., Avon Products Inc., and Computer Sciences Corp.
She earned a Master of Science in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Vassar College.
About Cardinal Health
Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is a $103 billion health care services company that improves the cost-effectiveness of health care. Cardinal Health helps pharmacies, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories and physician offices focus on patient care while reducing costs, enhancing efficiency and improving quality. Cardinal Health is an essential link in the health care supply chain, providing pharmaceuticals and medical products and services to more than 100,000 locations each day and is also the industry-leading direct-to-home medical supplies distributor. The company is a leading manufacturer of medical and surgical products, including gloves, surgical apparel and fluid management products. In addition, the company operates the nation's largest network of radiopharmacies that dispense products to aid in the early diagnosis and treatment of disease. Ranked #26 on the Fortune 500, Cardinal Health employs nearly 35,000 people worldwide. More information about the company may be found at www.cardinalhealth.com and @CardinalHealth on Twitter.
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