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.
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.
Stuart M. Essig, 55, 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.
John W. Gerdelman, 64, is Managing Partner of River2, an investment and consulting partnership. Mr. Gerdelman was President of Long Lines Limited, a telecommunications service provider, from 2010 to 2011. Before joining Long Lines in 2010, he co-founded Intelliden Corporation, a network solutions provider for which Mr. Gerdelman served as Executive Chairman from 2003 until it was acquired by IBM in 2010. Mr. Gerdelman has served in a number of leadership positions for other telecommunications companies, including 15 years with MCI Communications Corporation. He currently serves on the board of directors of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. and previously served on the boards of Sycamore Networks, Inc., Proxim Wireless Corporation, APAC Customer Services, Inc. and McData Corporation. Mr. Gerdelman has been a director of the Company since 2010.
Barbara B. Hill, 64, 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.
Lemuel E. Lewis, 70, is a former Chairman of the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, a position he held from 2009 until his retirement from the board on December 31, 2010. Mr. Lewis was appointed to the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond in 2004 and served as Deputy Chairman from 2007 to 2008, and Chairman of the Audit Committee from 2005 to 2008. He also serves as President of LocalWeather.com, a web-based privately-held media company he founded in 2008. He previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Landmark Communications, Inc., a privately-held media and broadcasting company, from 2000 to 2006. He currently serves on the board of directors of Markel Corporation, where he is Chairman of the Audit Committee. He also serves on the board of directors of Dollar Tree, Inc. and previously served on the board of Landmark Communications, Inc. Mr. Lewis has been a director of the Company since 2011.
Martha H. Marsh, 68, retired in 2010 as President & Chief Executive Officer of Stanford Hospital & Clinics, a position she held since 2002. She also served as the Chief Executive Officer of the University of California Davis Health System from 1999 to 2002. After beginning her career at Arthur Andersen in 1975, she served the health care industry for more than thirty years in a variety of leadership positions, including as Senior Vice President for Professional Services and Managed Care at the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Ms. Marsh has also served on a variety of health care boards and committees. She currently serves on the boards of directors of AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. and Edward Life Sciences and previously served on the board of Thoratec Inc. Ms. Marsh has been a director of the Company since 2012.
Mark F. McGettrick, 60, 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., 69, 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.
Anne Marie Whittemore, 70, has been a partner in the law firm of McGuireWoods LLP since 1977. She also serves on the board of directors of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., formerly served on the board of 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 lead director since 2014.