National Business Group on Health Appoints Pamela Kimmet as Board Chair

Thu Aug 6, 2009 10:36am EDT

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The board of directors of the National Business Group on Health announced
today its appointment of Pamela Kimmet, senior vice president of human
resources at Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. (CCE), as its new chair effective
July 15, 2009. Kimmet has served as director of the Business Group since
March 2004 and succeeds Harry Spencer, who was chair for the past 4 years.

    "The Board has tremendous confidence in Pam's great experience and
leadership qualities, especially at this critical time when national
health care reform is at the center of the national agenda," said Helen
Darling, president of the Business Group. "Pam led our Public Policy Work
Group for over 4 years and with her knowledge and corporate experience,
the Board could not have chosen a more suitable candidate for this

    "I am honored to take on this position following in Harry's footsteps. I
am excited to work with the Business Group and their continued efforts in
helping employers transform the nation's health care delivery system,"
Kimmet said.

    As senior VP of human resources at CCE, Kimmet oversees the global
operations of a department that deals with over 70,000 employees and
develops and implements the company's human resources initiatives. Prior
to CCE, Kimmet was the senior managing director and head of global human
resources at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. and senior vice president of human
resources for Lucent Technologies, now Alcatel-Lucent. Previously, she
held leadership positions at Citigroup, and General Motors Corporation.
Kimmet holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial and labor
relations from Cornell University and a Master of Business Administration
from Michigan State University.

    About the National Business Group on Health

    The National Business Group on Health (Business Group) is a non-profit
membership organization of more than 280 members, including 60 of the
Fortune 100. The Business Group is devoted to providing practical
solutions to its employer-members' most important health care problems
and serving as the voice for large employers on national health care
issues and public policy. Its members purchase health and disability
benefits for over 55 million people. For more information, visit


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