INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) today announced that its Board of Directors has elected Elizabeth E. Tallett to the role of Chairman of the Board, effective May 16, 2018. Ms. Tallett will succeed Joseph R. Swedish, who served as Chairman of the Board since December 2015, and as previously announced, will retire from the Board as of the annual shareholder meeting. With the election of Ms. Tallett as independent Chairman of the Board, George A. Schaefer, Jr. will step down as Lead Director but remain a member of the Board. Anthem would like to recognize Mr. Schaefer for his significant contributions during the past five years while serving in the Chairman and then Lead Director role.
Ms. Tallett was elected to the Anthem Board of Directors in 2013 and has served as the Chairman of the Governance Committee since 2015. She is also a member of the Compensation Committee and previously served on the Audit Committee.
Ms. Tallett brings more than 35 years of experience to the Chairman role, having served as a CEO and in senior management, strategic leadership and operational roles in health care, pharmaceutical and consumer products companies. Most recently, Ms. Tallett was Principal, Hunter Partners LLC. She has also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Transcell Technologies, Inc. and as President of Centocor Pharmaceuticals. Ms. Tallett serves on the Board of Directors at Meredith Corporation, Principal Financial Group, Inc., and QIAGEN N.V.
“We are pleased to name Liz as independent Chairman of the Board,” said George A. Schaefer, Jr., Lead Director. “Since joining Anthem’s Board of Directors in 2013, Liz’s extensive breadth of experience has helped Anthem successfully navigate the opportunities and challenges of a dynamic health care environment and we look forward to continuing to benefit from her experience and valuable insight as she assumes her new Board role.”
About Anthem, Inc.
Anthem is working to transform health care with trusted and caring solutions. Our health plan companies deliver quality products and services that give their members access to the care they need. With over 73 million people served by its affiliated companies, including more than 40 million within its family of health plans, Anthem is one of the nation’s leading health benefits companies. For more information about Anthem’s family of companies, please visit www.antheminc.com/companies.