Andrew M. Stern

Director Since: 2001

Board Committees: Audit and Corporate Governance Committees

Business Experience, Qualifications and Affiliations:  The Board has concluded that Mr. Stern is qualified to serve on the Board because he brings deep and long-standing healthcare industry experience as well as extensive investor communications and media expertise, which have been valuable in guiding the structuring of our communications strategy with our investors, clients and other key stakeholders. Since 1983, Mr. Stern has served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Sunwest Communications, Inc., a public relations firm. Mr. Stern also serves as a director of Medical City Dallas Hospital, an advisory director of the Center for Political Communication and Chairman of the Committee on Governance of the American Hospital Association. From 1975 to 1977, he served as Staff Assistant to President Gerald R. Ford at The White House and then served in senior corporate positions until founding Sunwest in 1982.