McKesson Corporation has announced that the McKesson board of directors has elected Kathleen Wilson-Thompson as a director. McKesson expects that the board will appoint Wilson-Thompson to the Compensation Committee and Governance Committee. With the election of Wilson-Thompson, McKesson’s board of directors increases from 9 to 11 members.
“We’re pleased to welcome Kathleen to the McKesson board of directors at an exciting time as the company builds on its commitment to positively impact healthcare for all as a diversified healthcare services company,” said Edward Mueller, McKesson’s independent board chair. “Kathleen’s decade of executive leadership experience will be instrumental as we continue to strengthen our diverse board of directors.”
Wilson-Thompson has served in multiple senior leadership roles within the healthcare industry. Most recently, Wilson-Thompson held the role of executive vice president and global chief human resources officer at Walgreens Boots Alliance where she led the human capital strategy including merger integration and HR transformation through digitization. After earning her J.D. and L.L.M. in corporate and finance law from Wayne State University, Wilson-Thompson joined the Kellogg Company in various legal and operation roles and later was named senior vice president of global human resources. Additionally, Wilson-Thompson serves on the boards of Tesla, Inc. and Wolverine Worldwide and is on the board of directors of the University of Michigan Alumni association and a member of the board of trustees of the NAACP Foundation.