Mr. Williams since stepping down from the CEO position at Aetna certainly is ranking imageup a number of board positions throughout some major US companies and the latest being Johnson and Johnson.  Back in December he took a board position at Boeing.  You can read below and see where there are also a couple other mentions to include the Obama Management Advisory Board.  

Aetna to Acquire Medcity-Health IT Connectivity Vendor-Former CEO Takes Position on Board at Boeing

This will be interesting to see how his influence may or may not change the benefit structure at J and J business practices.  Perhaps with the new acquisition of Synthes additional expertise in combining this area was needed? 

Johnson & Johnson Agrees to By Synthes $21.3 Billion

New Brunswick, N.J. (June 14, 2011) – Ronald A. Williams, former chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of Aetna Inc., has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ: NYSE), the world’s most comprehensive and broadly based health care products company.  Mr. Williams will serve on the Compensation & Benefits Committee and the Public Policy Advisory Committee of the Board.
Mr. Williams served as chairman and CEO of Aetna, a leading diversified health care benefits company from 2006 to 2010, and as chairman from 2010 until his retirement in April 2011.  He currently serves on President Obama’s Management Advisory Board, which is helping to bring the best of business practices to the management and operation of federal government.  He is also an advisor to the private equity firm, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC, and serves as chairman of the board of Emergency Medical Services Corporation, a leading provider of facility-based physician services and medical transportation services in the U.S.

Mr. Williams also serves on the board of directors of The Boeing Company and American Express Company, and on the Board of Trustees for the Connecticut Science Center.

Former Chairman and CEO of Aetna Inc., Ronald Williams, Appointed to Johnson & Johnson Board of Directors


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