Directors

Craig Smith is Chairman of the Board of Owens & Minor, a position he has held since 2013.  For the period of September 2014 to August 2015, Mr. Smith was also Executive Chairman, a corporate officer position. He served as Chairman & Chief Executive Officer from August 2013 to September 2014. Mr. Smith was President & Chief Executive Officer from July 2005 until April 2013.  Named President in 1999 and Chief Operating Officer in 1995, Mr. Smith has been with the company since 1989.

Chair of the Executive Committee

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.

Member of the Executive Committee

P. Cody Phipps, 55, joined Owens & Minor as its President & Chief Executive Officer effective July 1, 2015. He was named Chairman of the Board of Owens & Minor in May 2017. He most recently served as President & Chief Executive Officer of Essendant, Inc. (formerly United Stationers Inc.) from 2011 to 2015. He served as Essendant’s President from 2006 to 2011 and as Senior Vice President, Operations from 2003 to 2006. Previously, he was a Partner at McKinsey & Company, Inc., where he co-founded and led its Service Strategy and Operations Initiative, which focused on driving operational improvements in complex service and logistics environments. During his tenure at McKinsey, Mr. Phipps provided consulting services to a range of corporate clients across a diverse set of industries, including retail, manufacturing and healthcare. He formerly served on the board of directors of Con-way, Inc. and currently serves on the board of directors of R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company. Mr. Phipps has been a director of the Company since 2015.

Member of the Executive Committee

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.

Member of the Executive Committee

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.

Member of the Executive Committee

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.

James E. Rogers, 71, served as Chairman of the Board from 2011 to 2015 of BackOffice Associates, LLC, a private company that provides data quality, migration and governance solutions. He served as President of SCI Investors Inc, a private equity investment firm, from 1993 until his retirement in 2011. He also serves on the board of directors of NewMarket Corporation and formerly served on the boards of Caraustar Industries, Inc., Wellman, Inc., Chesapeake Corp. and Cadmus Communications, Inc. Mr. Rogers has been a director of the Company since 1991.

Member of the Executive Committee

David S. Simmons, 52, has served as Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC, a global biopharmaceutical research organization, since 2012. From 2001 to 2012, Mr. Simmons served in a variety of management positions with Pfizer, Inc., including as President and General Manager of the Emerging Markets and Established Products Business Units, Regional President of the Eastern Europe Pharmaceutical Division, President of the Pharmaceutical Division in Greece and Vice President of Marketing in Canada. Mr. Simmons has been a director of the Company since 2013.

Robert C. Sledd, 64, served as a Senior Economic Advisor to the Governor of Virginia from 2010 to 2014. Since 2008, he also has served as Managing Partner of Pinnacle Ventures, LLC and Sledd Properties, LLC. From 1995 to 2008, he served as Chairman of Performance Food Group Co. (“PFG”), a foodservice distribution company that he co-founded in 1987. He served as Chief Executive Officer of PFG from 1987 to 2001 and from 2004 to 2006. He also serves on the boards of directors of SCP Pool Corporation and Universal Corporation. Mr. Sledd has been a director of the Company since 2007.

Member of the Executive Committee