Do I need to say more about the financial connection here? I don’t know if or how many doctors could be on their board. BD
UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH | PowerRating) announced that Rodger A. Lawson has joined the company's board of directors.
Richard T. Burke, chairman of the board of directors of UnitedHealth Group, said, "Rodger Lawson brings to our enterprise more than 25 years experience in financial services businesses at a time when rising health care costs are driving a convergence of health and financial services. Our board will also benefit from his ability to provide a deeper understanding of the perspectives and priorities of institutional investors."
Mr. Lawson's appointment as an independent director has been approved by UnitedHealth Group's board and is effective immediately. He will stand for reelection by shareholders at the 2011 Annual Meeting along with the other members of the board, who are elected annually.