Encompass Health recently announced the appointment of three new independent directors to its board of directors. Greg Carmichael, Patricia Maryland and Terrance Williams will join the board effective Jan. 1, 2020.
The appointments will expand the Encompass Health board to 14 director seats as part of its ongoing succession planning. The Encompass Health Board of Directors is almost entirely independent, with Mark Tarr, the Company president and CEO, being the only non-independent member.
Meet our new board members:
Carmichael, 57, joins the Encompass Health board with significant experience in information technology, analytics and finance. He currently serves as chairman, president and chief executive officer of Fifth Third Bancorp. Since joining Fifth Third in 2003, he has also served as the chief operating officer and chief information officer. Prior to that, he was vice president and chief information officer for Emerson Electric, a worldwide provider of technology and energy solutions, and from 1986 to 1996, he served in several information technology and leadership roles at General Electric.
Maryland, 66, joins the Encompass Health board with extensive healthcare experience. Her career in healthcare administration spans 40 years, most recently serving as an executive vice president for Ascension and the president and chief executive officer at Ascension Healthcare, a leading non-profit health system operating more than 2,600 sites of care including 150 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities in 20 states and the District of Columbia, from July 2017 through June 2019. Prior to that, Maryland held other executive and management positions in the Ascension organization for 13 years.
Williams, 51, joins the Encompass Health board with a broad base of marketing, insurance (payor) and regulated-industry experience. He most recently served as executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company as well as the president of the Nationwide’s Emerging Businesses Group, which included legacy niche and emerging businesses, innovation teams and a venture capital fund. Over a 30-year career in the insurance industry, Williams has served in various executive and leadership roles.
“We are pleased that Pat, Terrance and Greg, each an extremely accomplished and respected executive, will bring a wide and diverse range of skills and experiences to the Encompass Health Board,” said Leo I. Higdon Jr., chairman of Encompass Health’s Board of Directors. “The appointment of these individuals reflects our commitment to adding new skills and perspectives in order to facilitate board transition as part of our succession planning, while maintaining the Company’s position as the leading provider of integrated healthcare solutions in a rapidly changing healthcare environment.”