Board of Directors

Thomas F. Frist, III
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Thomas Frist III became Chairman of the HCA Board on April 26, 2019 and has served on the board of directors since 2006.

Mr. Frist is the founder and managing principal of Frist Capital, LLC, a Nashville-based investment firm he founded in 2002 that makes long-term equity investments in public and private companies. He also serves on the board of Verisign Inc., a NYSE traded company based in Reston, VA. Previously, Mr. Frist was a managing member of FS Partners II, LLC in New York and worked at Rainwater, Inc.

Mr. Frist graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Business School.

Meg G. Crofton
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Meg G. Crofton retired from The Walt Disney Company in 2015, after a 35 year career with that company. From 2006 until 2013, she was President of Walt Disney World, the largest site in Disney’s Parks and Resorts division, and from 2011 until her retirement in 2015, she served as President of Disney’s Parks and Resorts Operations, U.S. and France. Ms. Crofton has also served as a director of Tupperware Brands Corporation since 2016 and as a director of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. since 2017.

Robert J. Dennis
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Bob Dennis was named chairman of Genesco in April 2010, adding to his existing responsibilities as president and chief executive officer. He had served as president and chief executive officer since August 2008 and president and chief operating officer since October 2006, when he also became a director of the Company.

Dennis, who became chief executive officer of Hat World, Inc. in 2001, was named a senior vice president of Genesco in June 2004 following the Company’s acquisition of Hat World and was named executive vice president and chief operating officer of Genesco in October 2005.

A 30-year retail veteran, his experience includes a senior position with Asbury Automotive from 1997 to 1999. From 1984 to 1997 he was with McKinsey & Company, an international consulting firm, becoming a leader of the North American Retail Practice and a partner in 1990.

Dennis holds a master of business administration degree, with distinction, from the Harvard Business School, with a focus on consumer marketing, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

In addition, Dennis was named a director of HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HCA) in February 2014. He also joined Corrections Corporation of America (NYSE: CXW) as a director in February 2013. Dennis currently serves on the board of directors with the United Way of Metropolitan Nashville, the Nashville Symphony and the Board of Visitors at Vanderbilt University’s Owen School of Management.

Nancy-Ann DeParle
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Nancy-Ann DeParle is a partner at Consonance Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on investing in innovative health care companies in the lower middle-market. From 2011-January 2013, she was Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy in the Obama White House. A health policy expert, DeParle previously served as Counselor to the President and Director of the White House Office of Health Reform. She spearheaded President Obama’s successful effort to enact the Affordable Care Act and managed the initial implementation of the law.

From 2006-2009, DeParle was a Managing Director of CCMP Capital Advisors, a private equity firm, and a senior advisor to its predecessor, JPMorgan Partners, LLC. She was also a Senior Fellow at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a trustee or director of several corporate and non-profit boards. From 1997-2000, DeParle was Administrator of the agency now known as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). She directed Medicare, Medicaid, and State Children’s Health Insurance (SCHIP), which provide health insurance for more than 105 million Americans at an annual cost of $870 billion. Earlier in her career, she served as Associate Director for Health and Personnel at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and as Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Human Services.

DeParle received a B.A. with highest honors from the University of Tennessee, where she was Student Body President, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. She also received a B.A. and M.A. in Politics and Economics from Balliol College of Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar.

William R. Frist
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William R. Frist is a principal of Frist Capital LLC, a private investment vehicle for Mr. Frist and certain related persons and has held such position since 2003. Mr. Frist is also a general partner in Frisco Partners, another Frist family investment vehicle. Mr. Frist is the brother of Thomas F. Frist, III, who also serves as a director.

Samuel N. Hazen
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Sam Hazen is chief executive officer of HCA Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services with 185 hospitals and approximately 1,800 sites of care, including surgery centers, freestanding ERs, urgent care centers and physician clinics, in 21 states and the United Kingdom. A $44 billion company, Nashville, Tennessee-based HCA Healthcare and its 270,000 employees provide approximately five percent of all U.S. hospital services.

A 36-year veteran of HCA Healthcare, Hazen was appointed CEO January 1, 2019 after serving as president and chief operating officer since 2016. Hazen has served in various senior positions for HCA Healthcare including president of operations from 2011-2015. Hazen has also served as president of HCA Healthcare’s Western Group, which included all operations west of the Mississippi River and represented approximately one-half of the company’s revenue.

Prior to 2001, Hazen was chief financial officer for the Western Group. Prior to 1995, he was chief financial officer for two different divisions in the company, overseeing operations in North Texas and various other markets. Hazen began his career in Humana’s Financial Management Specialist Program in 1983 and has held chief financial officer position at hospitals in Georgia and Las Vegas.

Hazen currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Nashville Health Care Council, Federation of American Hospitals, and the HCA Foundation.

Hazen earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Kentucky and his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

Charles O. Holliday, Jr.
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Charles O. Holliday, Jr. is Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell plc. He is also a Director of CH2MHILL, a civil engineering firm. He worked for DuPont for 37 years, where he served as Chief Executive Officer from 1998 - 2008 and Chairman from 1999 - 2009. He also served as a director of Deere from 2007 - 2015. He was Chairman of Bank of America from 2010 - 2014. He is the former Chairman of The National Academy of Engineering, the US Council on Competitiveness and The World Business Council for Sustainable Development. He was appointed Chairman of the Executive Committee, Sustainable Energy for ALL, by the Secretary General of the United Nations and is a member of The American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Chad has a BS from the University of Tennessee and an Honorary Doctorate from Washington College and the Polytechnic University of New York.

Geoffrey G. Meyers
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Geoffrey G. Meyers is the retired Chief Financial Officer,Executive Vice President and Treasurer for Manor Care, Inc., where he had responsibility for administration and financial management from 1988 until 2006 and was a director of Health Care and Retirement Corp., a predecessor of Manor Care, Inc., from 1991 to 1998. Mr. Meyers is currently Chairman of the Board of the Trust Company of Toledo, a northwestern Ohio trust bank,and PharMerica Corporation, as well as a director of the Health Care REIT, Inc. He received his BA from Northwestern University and his MBA from The Ohio State University.

Michael W. Michelson
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Michael W. Michelson was appointed Senior Advisory Partner of KKR & Co. L.P. in January 2018. Prior to that time, he was a member of KKR Management LLC, a private equity investment manager and the general partner of KKR & Co. L.P., since October 1, 2009. Before that, he was a member of the limited liability company which served as the general partner of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. since 1996. Prior to that, he was a general partner of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. Mr. Michelson previously served as a director of HCA from 2006 to 2016. Mr. Michelson served as a director of Accellent Inc. from 2005 to 2009, Alliance Imaging from 1999 to 2007 and Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from 2004 to 2012. Mr. Michelson has been a director of Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. since June 2015 and was previously a director of Biomet, Inc. from 2007 to 2015.

Wayne J. Riley
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Wayne Joseph Riley, M.D. is the President of the State University of New York (SUNY), Downstate Health Sciences University where he also holds academic rank as Professor of Internal Medicine and of Health Policy & Management. Dr. Riley is also the President Emeritus of the 150,000 member American College of Physicians, the nation’s largest medical speciality organization. From January 2007 until July 2013, Dr. Riley was the 10th President and Chief Executive Officer of Meharry Medical College. Prior to that time, he served as a corporate officer and member of the senior management team as the Vice-President and Vice Dean for Health Affairs and Governmental Relations and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He joined the faculty there after completing residency training in Baylor’s highly regarded internal medicine residency training program.

Dr. Riley, a general internist well versed in healthcare and healthcare management and policy, is an elected member of the prestigious National Academy of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, a Master of the American College of Physicians and a member of the Society of Medical Administrators (SOMA), an organization composed of the nation’s leading physician executives. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the National Board of Medical Examiners. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University; a Master of Public Health in Health Systems Management from Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine; an M.D. from the Morehouse School of Medicine and an MBA from Rice University’s Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business. He also has been awarded honorary degrees from the State University of New York, Brooklyn Downstate Medical Center and Tuskegee University. He is licensed to practice medicine in the states of Tennessee, Georgia, Texas and Louisiana.

Dr. Riley previously served as a Director of Vertex Pharmaceuticals, where he served on the Corporate Governance & Nominating and Science & Technology committees, as a Director of Pinnacle Financial Partners, the second largest Tennessee bank holding company, where he served on the Audit and Compliance, Nominating and Corporate Governance and Community Affairs committees, and as a member of the Nashville Branch Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

In his rare spare time, Dr. Riley, a jazz aficionado also enjoys reading, golf and spectator sports.

John W. Rowe
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Dr. John (“Jack”) Rowe is a Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Previously, from 2000 until his retirement in late 2006, Dr. Rowe served as Chairman and CEO of Aetna, Inc., one of the nation's leading health care and related benefits organizations. Dr Rowe led a successful turnaround at Aetna and in 2013 Harvard Business Review cited him as one of the most effective CEOs in the world during the period 1995-2010, ranking him # 40 of the 2000 CEOs evaluated.

Before his tenure at Aetna, from 1998 to 2000, Dr. Rowe served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Mount Sinai NYU Health, one of the nation’s largest academic health care organizations. From 1988 to 1998, prior to the Mount Sinai-NYU Health merger, Dr. Rowe was President of the Mount Sinai Hospital and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. Before joining Mount Sinai, Dr. Rowe was a Professor of Medicine and the founding Director of the Division on Aging at the Harvard Medical School, as well as Chief of Gerontology at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital. He was Director of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Successful Aging and is co-author, with Robert Kahn, Ph.D., of Successful Aging (Pantheon, 1998). Currently, Dr. Rowe leads the MacArthur Foundation’s Network on An Aging Society.

Dr. Rowe was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Rockefeller Foundation and is Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts and the Board of Overseers of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. He is Chair of the Advisory Council of Stanford University’s Center on Longevity, and was a founding Commissioner of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (Medpac) and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the University of Connecticut.