People: Cerner Corp (CERN.OQ)
27 Nov 2015
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.
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