People: Cerner Corp (CERN.O)

CERN.O on Nasdaq

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Neal Patterson

65 2013 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Zane Burke

49 2013 President

Clifford Illig

64 1999 Vice Chairman of the Board of Director

Marc Naughton

59 2010 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Michael Nill

50 2011 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Jeffrey Townsend

51 2005 Chief - Staff, Executive Vice President

Julia Wilson

52 2013 Chief People Officer, Executive Vice President

Randy Sims

54 2011 Chief Legal Officer, Senior Vice President, Secretary

Mitchell Daniels

53 2014 Lead Independent Director

Gerald Bisbee

72 1988 Independent Director

Denis Cortese

71 2011 Independent Director

John Danforth

78 2005 Independent Director

Linda Dillman

58 2010 Independent Director

William Neaves

71 2014 Independent Director

William Zollars

67 2005 Independent Director

Allan Kells

Vice President, Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Neal Patterson

Mr. Neal L. Patterson is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Cerner Corporation. Mr. Patterson has been a Director of the Company since 1980 and is a co-founder of the Company. Mr. Patterson has been Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of the Company for more than five years. Mr. Patterson also served as President of the Company from July 2010 to September 2013, a position he also held from March 1999 until August 1999. The following experience, qualifications, attributes and/or skills led the Board to conclude that Mr. Patterson should be nominated and serve as a Director: his entrepreneurial and leadership skills and proven visionary leadership while serving as the Company's Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, his information technology expertise and his extensive knowledge and understanding of the Company's business, operations, solutions and services.

Zane Burke

Mr. Zane M. Burke is President of Cerner Corporation. He joined the Company in September 1996. Since that time, he also oversees the corporate direction and strategy for market-facing operations, including sales, revenue generation, marketing and segment-focused business units. Burke focuses on value creation for Cerner’s clients, including client satisfaction and success measures. Through his strong relationships with clients around the world, he understands the challenges, both historic and emerging, that face the health care industry. Burke has been instrumental in crafting the strategies and alignment of Cerner’s business units that create solutions for both acute care providers and outpatient venues. Throughout his Cerner career, Burke has held several executive positions and has led a broad range of client-facing sales, implementation and support initiatives. Most recently, Burke was responsible for the client development organization and focused on Cerner’s relationships with investor-owned hospitals. Burke joined Cerner in 1996. He led a variety of financial and operational initiatives as corporate controller and vice president of finance, overseeing all SEC reporting, general accounting, corporate forecasting, corporate development and client financial operations. Prior to joining Cerner, Burke worked at the accounting firm Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler, where Cerner was one of his clients. A certified public accountant, he earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting and an MBA from Kansas State University.

Clifford Illig

Mr. Clifford W. Illig is Vice Chairman of the Board of Cerner Corporation. Mr. Illig has been a Director of the Company since 1980 and is a co-founder of the Company. He was appointed Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors in March 1999. Mr. Illig previously served as Chief Operating Officer of the Company until October 1998 and as President of the Company until March 1999. Mr. Illig is also a member of the Board of Directors of Stowers Resource Management, Inc. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Stowers Institute. In 1991, He is a graduate of the University of Kansas with a degree in accounting and business administration.

Marc Naughton

Mr. Marc G. Naughton is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Cerner Corporation. He is responsible for the company’s financial operations and business model. A certified public accountant and member of the Kansas Bar, Naughton joined Cerner in 1992 to establish an internal tax function in the company. He soon took over the financial leadership of Cerner’s mergers, acquisitions and financing activities. In 1994, he was promoted to director of finance and two years later he was appointed chief financial officer. Naughton brings an extensive background in the financial realm, including experience at Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler (KPMG) and various financial management roles at the Marley Company, a Kansas City, Mo.-based, multinational manufacturing company. He is a past president of the Kansas City chapter of Tax Executives Institute and a current member of the University of Kansas Finance Advisory Board. Naughton earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Southern Methodist University and a juris doctorate from the University of Kansas.

Michael Nill

Mr. Michael R. Nill is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of Cerner Corporation. He egan his Cerner career in 1996, rolling out Cerner Millennium solutions and building capabilities to help Cerner clients effectively implement and manage their technology infrastructures. Over the past decade, he has helped create a closed feedback loop by positioning IP development and Cerner’s remote hosting business, CernerWork, into a single structure. An expert in remote hosting and data management, he guided the CernerWorks remote hosting offering from its infancy into a world class suite of managed services that now generate $300 million of annual revenue. He also created the Cerner ITWork offering, which further aligns us with our clients, extending the value we bring by significantly improving quality and lowering costs.Prior to joining Cerner, Nill spent 10 years as a technology consultant and architect with Andersen Consulting. He received a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo.

Jeffrey Townsend

Mr. Jeffrey A. Townsend is Chief - Staff, Executive Vice President of Cerner Corporation. joined Cerner in 1985 as a programmer analyst, and within one year, he was named project leader of the foreign systems interface engineering team. After leaving Cerner for several years to lead a family-owned business, Townsend rejoined the company as project manager for strategic systems and product line executive for Cerner’s management systems. He also served as the chief engineering officer, where he oversaw product development of Cerner Millennium I am proud of what we have achieved with Millennium, but I believe there are more big ideas yet to come,” Townsend said. “After more than 30 years, Cerner is in a unique position to be able to help define and create an ideal future state where health care is simplified by connecting individuals, providers, researchers and employers to impact health outcomes.”. Townsend earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Iowa State University.

Julia Wilson

Ms. Julia M. Wilson is Chief People Officer, Executive Vice President of Cerner Corporation. Ms. Julia M. Wilson first joined the Company in July 1990, leaving in 1992 to join a start-up company, but returned in 1995. Wilson has held a variety of roles within Cerner’s human resources organization, including direct management of recruiting, HR consulting services, associate services and the properties and facilities group. She assumed the role of chief people officer in 2003 and was promoted to executive vice president in 2013. “During my Cerner career, I have had the unique opportunity and privilege to play a leadership role in growing a global workforce,” Wilson said. “We continue to build an impressive Cerner team with a vast array of abilities and experiences that position Cerner to impact healthcare and compete successfully around the world.” Prior to joining Cerner, Wilson was the business manager for the University of Missouri-Kansas City athletics department, where she also played varsity basketball during her collegiate career. She assisted with the movement of the athletics program from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics to National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I. Wilson earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Randy Sims

Mr. Randy D. Sims is Chief Legal Officer, Senior Vice President, Secretary of Cerner Corporation. Randy D. Sims joined the Company in March 1997 as Vice President and Chief Legal Officer and was promoted to Senior Vice President in March 2011. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Sims worked at Farmland Industries, Inc. for three years where he last served as Associate General Counsel. Prior to Farmland, Mr. Sims was in-house legal counsel at The Marley Company for seven years, holding the position of Assistant General Counsel when he left to join Farmland.

Mitchell Daniels

Mr. Mitchell E. Daniels Jr., is Lead Independent Director of Cerner Corporation. He was Mr. Daniels was appointed to the Board of Directors in December 2013. Mr. Daniels has been the President of Purdue University since January 2013. Prior to joining Purdue University, Mr. Daniels served as Governor of the State of Indiana. He was elected the 49th governor of Indiana in his first bid for any elected office in 2004. He was re-elected in 2008 to a second and final term, receiving more votes than any candidate for any public office in the state's history. Mr. Daniels came from a successful career in business and government, holding numerous top management positions in both the private and public sectors. His work as CEO of the Hudson Institute and President of Eli Lilly & Company's North American Pharmaceutical Operations taught him the business skills he brought to state government. He also served as Chief of Staff to Senator Richard Lugar, Senior Advisor to President Ronald Reagan and Director of the Office of Management and Budget under President George W. Bush. Mr. Daniels currently serves as the co-chair of the National Research council and as a director for Energy Systems Network.

Gerald Bisbee

Dr. Gerald E. Bisbee, Jr., Ph.D., is an Independent Director of Cerner Corporation since February 1988. Dr. Bisbee has been a Director of the Company since February 1988. Dr. Bisbee is the co-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Health Management Academy, which provides an open environment for the senior executives of the country's largest health systems and corporations to exchange best practices and benchmarking data, focused on increasing the quality, appropriateness and efficiency of care. From 1998 to September 2011, Dr. Bisbee was President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of ReGen Biologics, Inc. ("ReGen"), which developed, manufactured and marketed orthopedic tissue repair products worldwide. Dr. Bisbee was a Director of Aros Corporation (formerly known as APACHE Medical Systems, Inc.) commencing in December 1989, serving as Chairman of the Board from December 1989 to November 1997 and from December 2000 to June 2002, when ReGen and Aros Corporation merged. ReGen filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in April 2011 and substantially all of the business and assets of ReGen were purchased by Sports Medicine Holdings Company, LLC in June 2011. Prior to 1989, Dr. Bisbee was Director of the Healthcare Group at Kidder, Peabody & Co., President of the Hospital Research and Educational Trust and also was a faculty member of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at Yale University.

Denis Cortese

Dr. Denis A. Cortese, M.D., is an Independent Director of Cerner Corporation since May 2011. Dr. Cortese has been a Director of the Company since May 2011. Dr. Cortese is currently the Emeritus President and Chief Executive Officer of Mayo Clinic, which is a not-for-profit medical practice and medical research group specializing in treating difficult medical issues. From 2002 through November 2009, Dr. Cortese was the President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Governors and a Member of the Board of Trustees of Mayo Clinic. Dr. Cortese was also the Chief Executive Officer of Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida from 1999 through 2002 and worked as a physician for the Mayo Clinic from 1976 through 1999. Since January 2010, Dr. Cortese has been a Foundation Professor at Arizona State University ("ASU") in the School of Health Management and Policy, W.P. Carey School of Business and the Department of Biomedical Informatics, Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, as well as the Director of ASU's Health Care Delivery and Policy Program. He is also the President of the Healthcare Transformation Institute based in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Cortese is currently a board member of the Essence Group, Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health System and the Health Care Cost Institute, and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences (U.S.). Dr. Cortese was the chair of the Institute of Medicine's Roundtable on Evidence-Based Medicine from 2006 to 2009 and served as chair of the Roundtable on Value & Science-Driven Health Care from 2009 to 2010. He was a member of the Board of the Healthcare Leadership Council from 2003 to 2009, serving as board chair for two of those years. Dr. Cortese previously served as a member of the Harvard/Kennedy Health Policy Group and the Division of Engineering and Physical Sciences of the National Research Council and RAND Health.

John Danforth

Mr. John C. Danforth is an Independent Director of Cerner Corporation. Mr. Danforth was a Director of the Company from May 1996 through June 2004 when he resigned to serve as Ambassador to the United Nations. Mr. Danforth served as an Ambassador to the United Nations from July 2004 through January 2005. Mr. Danforth was re-appointed by the Board as a Director of the Company in February 2005. Mr. Danforth represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. Senate for 18 years until 1995 and served as a Director of The Dow Chemical Company and MetLife, Inc. until June 2004. Mr. Danforth was a partner in the law firm of Bryan Cave LLP until his retirement in September 2014. Mr. Danforth currently serves on the Commission on Presidential Debates and served as a director of Greenhill & Co. from February 2005 until March 2014. The following experience, qualifications, attributes and/or skills led the Board to conclude that Mr. Danforth should be nominated and serve as a Director: his government and public policy professional background and experience, current and previously held leadership positions, his service on other public and private company boards, Cerner board experience, board attendance and participation, and his extensive experience with health care related companies and policies.

Linda Dillman

Ms. Linda M. Dillman is an Independent Director of Cerner Corp since May 2010. Ms. Dillman has been a Director of the Company since May 2010. Since January 2012, she has been Chief Information Officer for QVC, Inc., one of the largest multimedia retailers in the world, broadcasting live 24 hours a day, 364 days a year. Prior to joining QVC, Inc., Ms. Dillman was Senior Vice President of Enterprise Services/Global Functions IT for Hewlett-Packard Company, a leading global provider of products, technologies, software, solutions and services to individual consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses and large enterprises, including customers in the government, health and education sectors, from August 2009 through January 2012. From April 2006 through July 2009, Ms. Dillman was Executive Vice President of Benefits and Risk Management for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., and prior to that, from August 2002 to April 2006, she held the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. She held various positions within Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. from 1991-2002.

William Neaves

Dr. William B. Neaves, Ph.D., is Independent Director of Cerner Corporation. He was Lead Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Neaves has been a Director of the Company since March 2001. From June 2000 through June 2010, Dr. Neaves served as the Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors of The Stowers Institute for Medical Research, which conducts basic research on genes and proteins that control fundamental processes in living cells in the hope of unlocking the mysteries of disease and finding keys to their cause, treatment and prevention. Dr. Neaves continues as a member of the Board of Directors of The Stowers Institute in his current position as President Emeritus (and a member of the boards of directors of various affiliated companies, including Stowers Resource Management, Inc.). He also served as President of The Stowers Institute from June 2000 through July 2009. For twenty years prior to joining The Stowers Institute in 2000, he served in various leadership positions at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He served in succession as Dean of the University of Texas Southwestern Graduate School, Dean of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, and Chief Academic Officer and holder of the Wildenthal Distinguished Chair in Biomedical Science at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Neaves is presently a member of the Board of Trustees of Washington University in St. Louis and the National Council of the Washington University School of Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

William Zollars

Mr. William D. Zollars is an Independent Director of Cerner Corporation since May 2005. Mr. Zollars has been a Director of the Company since May 2005. He is the former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of YRC Worldwide (now known as YRC Freight), which position he held from November 1999 to July 2011. YRC Freight provides transportation and global logistics services. Mr. Zollars served as President of Yellow Transportation, Inc. from September 1996 through November 1999. From 1994 to 1996, Mr. Zollars was Senior Vice President of Ryder Integrated Logistics, and prior to that, Mr. Zollars held various executive positions with Eastman Kodak. Mr. Zollars serves on the boards of CIGNA Corporation and Prologis, Inc. Mr. Zollars also serves on the board of The Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

Allan Kells

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