Mr. Sledd was named Chairman in November 2018 and has been a director of Owens & Minor since 2007. He most recently served as Interim President and CEO from November 2018 to March 2019. Prior to his appointment as chairman he served as a member of the Executive and Audit Committees and Chairman of the Compensation & Benefits Committee. He brings over two decades of experience in distribution as Chairman and CEO of Performance Food Group Co. (“PFG”), a foodservice distribution company he co-founded in 1987. Under his leadership, PFG became the third largest foodservice distributor in the U.S. with a significant private label offering to both the retail and foodservice markets. Mr. Sledd served as Chief Executive Officer of publicly-traded PFG from 1987 to 2001 and from 2004 to 2006, and as Chairman from 1995 until 2008.
Mr. Sledd most recently served as a Managing Partner of Pinnacle Ventures, LLC and Sledd Properties, LLC. Prior to that, he spent four years as Senior Economic Advisor to the former Governor of Virginia and was responsible for development of Virginia’s strategic economic development plan and oversight in coordination with the Secretary of Commerce.
Mr. Sledd has served on the Board of Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV) since 2009, and is Chairman of the Pension Investment Committee, as well as a member of the Audit and Finance Committees. He also serves as a Director of Pool Corporation (NASDAQ: POOL), a wholesale distributor of swimming pool supplies, equipment, and related leisure products, and is a member of the company’s Audit and Compensation Committees. Mr. Sledd previously spent seven years as a member of the Board of Bon Secours Health System, including four as Chairman.
Mr. Sledd holds a B.A. degree from the University of Tennessee.
Stuart M. Essig, has served as Chairman of the Board of Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation since 2012. From 1997 to 2012, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Integra LifeSciences, during which time he transitioned the business into a global surgical products company. Prior to joining Integra LifeSciences, Mr. Essig was a managing director in mergers and acquisitions for Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. He also has been a Managing Partner since 2012 of Prettybrook Partners, a healthcare advisory firm, and a Venture Partner since 2013 in Wellington Partners, a pan-European venture capital firm. In addition to Integra LifeSciences, he also currently serves on the boards of directors of Seaspine Holdings Corporation and Breg, Inc. and formerly served on the board of St. Jude Medical, Inc. Mr. Essig has been a director of the Company since 2013.
Barbara B. Hill, has served as an Operating Partner of NexPhase Capital, a private equity firm (formerly Moelis Capital Partners), since 2011, where she focuses on healthcare-related investments and providing strategic and operating support for NexPhase's healthcare portfolio companies. From 2006 to 2010, Ms. Hill served as Chief Executive Officer and President of FHC Health Systems and ValueOptions, Inc., a behavioral health benefits management company. Previously, Ms. Hill served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Woodhaven Health Services, an institutional pharmacy company, from 2004 to 2006, and President and a member of the board of directors of Express Scripts, a Fortune 100 pharmacy benefits management company, from 2002 to 2003. Ms. Hill also serves as a member of the board of directors of Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc., a Maryland real estate investment trust, Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation, a manufacturer of medical devices and implants and formerly served on the board of St. Jude Medical, Inc. Ms. Hill was appointed to the Board of Directors in February 2017.
Mark F. McGettrick, is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Dominion Energy Inc., a position he has held since June 2009. In addition, Mr. McGettrick also has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and a member of the board of directors of Dominion Energy Midstream GP, LLC, the general partner of Dominion Energy Midstream Partners, LP, since March 2014. From January 2003 to 2009, Mr. McGettrick served as Chief Executive Officer of the company’s Dominion Generation operating segment. Mr. McGettrick joined Dominion Energy, Inc. in 1980 and during his tenure has held a variety of other management positions in distribution design, accounting, customer service and generation. He currently serves on the board of directors of Virginia Electric and Power Company and Dominion Energy Gas Holdings, LLC, which are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Dominion Energy, Inc. Mr. McGettrick was appointed to the Board on March 1, 2018.
Eddie N. Moore, Jr., currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Norfolk State University. From 2011 to 2012, he served as President of St. Paul’s College. He is President Emeritus of Virginia State University after serving as its President from 1993 to 2010. Prior to leading Virginia State University, Mr. Moore served as state treasurer for the Commonwealth of Virginia, heading the Department of the Treasury and serving on fifteen state boards and authorities. He also serves on the board of directors of Universal Corporation. Mr. Moore has been a director of the Company since 2005.
Mr. Pesicka was named president & chief executive officer of Owens & Minor, effective March 7, 2019, and was appointed to the board of directors at the same time. Prior to that, Mr. Pesicka served as an independent consultant and advisor in the healthcare, life science and distribution industries since January 2016. From January 2000 through April 2015, he served in various roles of increasing responsibility at Thermo Fisher Scientific, a $17 billion manufacturer and supplier of a range of products to the research, healthcare, industrial and safety markets, including most recently as chief commercial officer & senior vice president. Before joining Thermo Fisher Scientific, Mr. Pesicka spent eight years at TRW Inc., in a variety of finance roles and three years with PricewaterhouseCoopers as an auditor.
Anne Marie Whittemore, is a retired partner in the law firm of McGuireWoods LLP where she was a partner from 1977 through 2018. She also formally served on the board of directors of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., and Albemarle Corporation and is a former chairman of the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Ms. Whittemore has been a director of the Company since 1991 and served as lead director from 2014 though April 2019.