Board of Directors
Kurt J. Hilzinger
Kurt J. Hilzinger was initially elected to the Board in July 2003, and was elected as Chairman of the Board effective January 1, 2014. Mr. Hilzinger served as Lead Director on Humana’s Board of Directors from August 2010 until his appointment as Chairman. Mr. Hilzinger is a Partner at Court Square Capital Partners, LP, an independent private equity firm, having held this position since November 2007. Prior to that, he was a Director of AmerisourceBergen Corporation from March 2004 to November 2007; having previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer of AmerisourceBergen Corporation from October 2002 to November 2007, and as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from August 2001 to October 2002. Mr. Hilzinger also serves on the Board of Directors of Outlook Therapeutics, Inc.
The Board believes that Mr. Hilzinger is a strong operating executive with a finance and strategic background, whose operational experience and financial expertise in the health care sector contributes valuable insight to the Board.Independent Director
Raquel C. Bono, M.D.
Raquel C. Bono, M.D., was initially elected to the Board in September 2020. She is a Principal at RCB Consulting having held this position since October 2019. Dr. Bono, a board-certified trauma surgeon and retired Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy Medical Corps, previously served as the Chief Executive Officer and Director for the Defense Health Agency (DHA). In this capacity, Dr. Bono led a joint, integrated combat support agency that enables all branches of the U.S. military medical services to provide health care services to combatant commands in times of both peace and war. Dr. Bono integrated an unprecedented $50 billion worldwide health care enterprise for the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps, composed of 50 hospitals and 300 clinics that provide care to 9.5 million military personnel, oversaw the Department of Defense deployment of the electronic health record, and facilitated the collaboration between the largest federated health systems of the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). An American College of Surgeons (ACS) Fellow since 1991, Dr. Bono served on the ACS Board of Governors and the Governors Health Policy and Advocacy Workgroup. She has been honored with the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, three Defense Superior Service Medals, four Legion of Merit Medals, two Meritorious Service Medals, and two Navy and Marine Corps Commendation medals.
The Board believes that Dr. Bono’s decorated military service and distinguished and successful career in trauma surgery and healthcare administration bring an important perspective to Humana’s Board and further contribute to its strategic composition. Dr. Bono’s extensive operational expertise and discipline in managing and advancing healthcare delivery systems will be vital as the Company continues to evolve its clinical and care delivery strategies.Financial ExpertIndependent Director
Bruce D. Broussard
Bruce D. Broussard, President and CEO, joined Humana in 2011. Under his leadership, Humana has created an integrated care delivery model centered on improving health outcomes, driving lower costs, enhancing quality, and providing a simple and personalized member experience. With its holistic, human care approach, Humana is dedicated to improving the health of the communities it serves by making it easier for people to achieve their best health.
Bruce brings to Humana a wide range of executive leadership experience in publicly traded and private organizations within a variety of healthcare sectors, including oncology, pharmaceuticals, assisted living/senior housing, home care, physician practice management, surgical centers and dental networks.
Prior to joining Humana, Bruce was Chief Executive Officer of McKesson Specialty/US Oncology, Inc. US Oncology was purchased by McKesson in December 2010. At US Oncology, Bruce served in a number of senior executive roles, including Chief Financial Officer, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board.
Bruce plays a leadership role in key business advocacy organizations such as the Business Roundtable, the Business Council, and the American Heart Association CEO Roundtable. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of KeyCorp, HP Inc. and member and chair of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP).
Frank A. D'Amelio
Frank A. D'Amelio was initially elected to the Board in September 2003. He is Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Global Supply of Pfizer Inc, having held this position since June 2020, and having served as Executive Vice President, Chief Business Operations and Chief Financial Officer since December 2010 and Chief Financial Officer since September 2007. Prior to that, Mr. D’Amelio was Senior Executive Vice President of Integration and Chief Administrative Officer at Alcatel-Lucent from December 2006 to August 2007, and Chief Operating Officer of Lucent Technologies Inc. from February 2006 to November 2006. From May 2001 until January 2006, he was Executive Vice President, Administration and Chief Financial Officer of Lucent. Mr. D’Amelio also serves on the Board of Directors of Zoetis, Inc. and on the board of the Independent College Fund of New Jersey.
The Board believes that Mr. D’Amelio’s skills, global experience and proven leadership in both financial and operational roles contribute greatly to the Board’s composition. As a senior executive at various global companies undergoing the kind of rapid and complex changes that the Company has undertaken in response to the rapidly changing markets and regulatory environment, Mr. D’Amelio has extensive knowledge of the capital markets as well as broad experience working with the investment community, regulatory bodies and rating agencies.Financial ExpertIndependent Director
Wayne A.I. Frederick, M.D.
Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.D., was initially elected to the Board in February 2020. He is the President of Howard University, having held this position since July 2014. Prior to that Dr. Frederick served as Howard University’s Interim President (elected October 2013) after serving as Provost and Chief Academic Officer for more than a year. Following his post-doctoral research and surgical oncology fellowships at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Frederick began his academic career as Associate Director of the Cancer Center at the University of Connecticut. Upon his return to Howard University, his academic positions included Associate Dean in the College of Medicine, Division Chief in the Department of Surgery, Director of the Cancer Center and Deputy Provost for Health Sciences. He also earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Howard University’s School of Business in 2011. Dr. Frederick continues to operate and lectures to the medical students and residents of Howard University’s College of Medicine. Dr. Frederick is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and belongs to numerous surgical organizations, including, the American Surgical Association. Dr. Frederick also serves on the Board of Directors of Forma Therapeutics Holdings, Inc., Insulet Corporation and Mutual of America Life Insurance Co. in addition to a few other privately held companies and charitable organizations.
The Board believes that Dr. Frederick’s exemplary career as a leader in medical research, healthcare academics and business administration brings valuable insights to the Board to assist in the advancement of its strategic healthcare goals. Dr. Frederick’s extensive healthcare and disease management background will be instrumental to our company’s relationships with our members and our physician partners, as Humana continues to innovate in the area of health data analytics.Independent Director
John W. Garratt
John W. Garratt was initially elected to the Board in February 2020. He is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Dollar General Corporation, having held this position since December 2015. Mr. Garratt joined Dollar General in October 2014 as Senior Vice President, Finance & Strategy and subsequently served as Interim Chief Financial Officer from July 2015 to December 2015. Prior to joining Dollar General, Mr. Garratt held various positions of increasing responsibility with Yum! Brands, Inc., one of the world’s largest restaurant companies, between May 2004 and October 2014, holding leadership positions in corporate strategy and financial planning. Mr. Garratt served as Vice President, Finance and Division Controller for the KFC division and earlier for the Pizza Hut division and for Yum Restaurants International between October 2013 and October 2014. Mr. Garratt also served as the Senior Director, Yum Corporate Strategy, from March 2010 to October 2013, reporting directly to the corporate Chief Financial Officer and leading corporate strategy as well as driving key cross-divisional initiatives. Mr. Garratt served in various other financial positions at Yum from May 2004 to March 2010. Prior to his career at Yum! Brands, Mr. Garratt served as Plant Controller for Alcoa Inc. between April 2002 and May 2004, and held various financial management positions at General Electric from March 1999 to April 2002. He began his career in May 1990 at Alcoa, where he served for approximately nine years.
The Board believes that Mr. Garratt’s substantial executive leadership at large public companies, combined with his extensive experience in key areas of finance, accounting, strategic planning and business analytics, supplement existing expertise essential to the Board‘s oversight function as Humana continues to evolve its population health and care delivery strategies. Mr. Garratt’s contributions to organizations across varied consumer-based industries further qualifies him to offer key perspectives as the Company enhances products and capabilities for our members.Financial ExpertIndependent Director
David A. Jones Jr.
David A. Jones, Jr. was initially elected to the Board in May 1993 and served as Chairman of the Board of the Company from April 2005 through August 2010, and Vice Chairman of the Board from September 1996 through April 2005. He is Chairman of Chrysalis Ventures, LLC, headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, and also serves on the board of directors of several private companies.
As a successful venture capitalist, the Board believes that Mr. Jones brings strategic insight and leadership and a wealth of experience in health care to the Board, both in the Company’s core businesses as well as in emerging technologies and business models.Independent Director
Karen W. Katz
Karen W. Katz, M.B.A. was initially elected to the Board in September 2019. Ms. Katz was formerly the President and CEO of Neiman Marcus Group LTD LLC from 2010 to February 2018. Neiman Marcus Group is an international multibrand omni-channel retailer whose portfolio of brands includes Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman and MyTheresa. Having joined Neiman Marcus in 1985, Ms. Katz served in key executive and leadership roles in the company’s merchant, stores and eCommerce organizations as Executive Vice President—Stores, a member of the Office of the Chairman of Neiman Marcus Group, and President, Neiman Marcus Online, and President and CEO, Neiman Marcus Stores. Ms. Katz currently serves on the Board of Directors of Under Armour, Inc., Casper Sleep, Inc., The RealReal, Inc. and a few privately held companies.
The Board believes that Ms. Katz is an extremely accomplished executive with deep experience and a demonstrated commitment to understanding, and meeting, the needs of customers by maintaining a personalized experience enabled by digital transformation. She brings a holistic approach to customer service, including acumen for employing technology to advance service delivery, combined with demonstrated success in growing business through forward thinking leadership, providing valuable perspective and expertise to the Board.Independent Director
Marcy S. Klevorn
Marcy S. Klevorn was initially elected to the Board in February 2021. Ms. Klevorn was formerly the Chief Transformation Officer of Ford Motor Company from May 2019 until her retirement in October 2019. In this role, she accelerated the company’s transformation by helping to refine its corporate governance systems, facilitate faster adoption of agile teams across the business and ensure process improvements across the enterprise. She also facilitated strategic partnerships with key technology partners and supported the company’s diversity efforts. Having joined Ford Motor Company in 1983, Ms. Klevorn served in key executive and leadership roles within the company’s information technology organization including Director of the Office of the Chief Information Officer and Group Vice President of Information Technology. Ms. Klevorn also served as Executive Vice President and President of Ford Smart Mobility LLC, a division of Ford Motor Company, where she oversaw certain acquisitions and other investments and helped to accelerate the company’s plans to design, build, grow and invest in emerging mobility services and global data insight and analytics. Ms. Klevorn currently serves on the Board of Directors of Northern Trust Corporation and a few privately held companies.
The Board believes that Ms. Klevorn’s extensive executive experience and leadership in digital innovation and systems transformation brings valuable insights to the Board as the Company continues to enhance its technology-driven platforms for members and providers. Ms. Klevorn’s deep understanding of information technology, cyber security, and systems management and infrastructure, combined with her proven ability to connect systems to strategy execution qualify her to provide key insights in the Company’s consumer-focused approach to care.Independent Director
William J. McDonald
William J. McDonald was initially elected to the Board in October 2007. Mr. McDonald is the managing partner of Wild Irishman Advisory, LLC, a marketing consulting firm. Prior to that, McDonald was Executive Vice President, Brand Management of Capital One Financial Corporation, having held that position from 1998 until his retirement in 2013. Prior to joining Capital One, he served as chief marketing officer for Boston Chicken, Inc. Previously, he was chief marketing officer for KFC and also served in marketing and branding leadership roles for Pizza Hut and PepsiCo.
The Board believes that Mr. McDonald’s service in various senior executive marketing positions contributes significant experience and expertise in brand development, marketing and related disciplines.Independent Director
Jorge S. Mesquita
Jorge S. Mesquita was initially elected to the Board in February 2021. He is Chief Executive Officer of BlueTriton Brands, having held this position since July 2021. In this role Mr. Mesquita leads the company’s initiatives to expand market leadership, advance commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship and to realize the potential of the company’s portfolio of water brands.
Prior to joining BlueTriton Brands, Mr. Mesquita was formerly the Executive Vice President, Worldwide Chairman, Consumer of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) from December 2014 until February 2019, where he was responsible for increasing competition within J&J’s consumer business through a comprehensive transformational strategy. In this role, Mr. Mesquita served on J&J’s Executive Committee and led the Consumer Group Operating Committee. Prior to that, Mr. Mesquita was employed by The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G), where he held various marketing and leadership positions for 29 years from 1984 to 2013. During his tenure at P&G, Mr. Mesquita served as Group President – New Business Creation and Innovation from March 2012 until June 2013, Group President – Special Assignment from January 2012 until March 2012, Group President, Global Fabric Care from 2007 to 2011 and President, Global Home Care from 2001 to 2007, also serving as President of Commercial Products and President of P&G Professional from 2006 to 2007. Mr. Mesquita currently serves on the Board of Directors of Mondelez International, Inc.
The Board believes that Mr. Mesquita’s proven experience in leading business units for significant global, consumer-oriented companies provides a valuable perspective to Humana’s Board and further contribute to its strategic composition. Mr. Mesquita’s forward-thinking, transformational mindset and strong track record of building and marketing global brands, developing consumer insight-driven innovation capabilities, and driving strong, profitable growth will be essential as the Company continues to create seamless consumer experiences and help its members achieve their best health.Independent Director
James J. O'Brien
James J. O'Brien was initially elected to the Board in April 2006. Mr. O’Brien retired as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Ashland Inc. effective December 31, 2014, having served in that role since 2002. Prior to that, Mr. O’Brien was President and Chief Operating Officer of Ashland Inc, and before that, Senior Vice President and Group Operating Officer. He currently serves on the Boards of Albemarle Corporation and Eastman Chemical Company.
As a highly respected leader in the global business community with an extraordinary track record of success, the Board believes that Mr. O’Brien’s breadth of management experience adds valuable expertise and insight to the Board.Independent Director
Marissa T. Peterson
Marissa T. Peterson was initially elected to the Board in August 2008. Ms. Peterson was formerly Executive Vice President, Worldwide Operations, Services & Customer Advocacy for Sun Microsystems Inc. in Santa Clara, California, until her retirement in 2005 after 17 years with the company. She currently runs an executive coaching practice focused on helping grow and develop leaders in the high-technology space. Ms. Peterson is currently on the Board of Directors of Ansell, Limited, and previously served on the Board of Directors of Oclaro, Inc., SUPERVALU INC., and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, and the board of trustees of Kettering University. Ms. Peterson holds an honorary doctorate in management and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Kettering University where she graduated magna cum laude. She received her MBA from Harvard Business School with the distinction of being a GM Fellow.
The Board believes that Ms. Peterson’s operating and consumer-focused leadership, and experience developing and managing programs designed to help companies reduce the time, cost and risk of transforming their businesses by leveraging technology to architect, implement and maintain customers’ network computing infrastructures, bring valuable insights to the Board. Her commitment to a “customer first” ethic at Sun Microsystems Inc. established an industry leadership position for high quality and cost-effective product execution to a global customer base, a commitment that aligns with the Company’s focus on consumerism.Independent Director