Richmond, Virginia-based global health care solutions company Owens & Minor (NYSE: OMI) announced that Kenny Gardner, chief people officer at DaVita, Inc., will join its board of directors March 1.
Gardner has nearly 20 years of experience developing process innovation, transformation and talent strategies. He also prioritizes the people side of businesses and possesses a strong ability to build corporate cultures and develop teams, Owens & Minor said.
“Kenny is a welcome addition to the Board for both his deep healthcare expertise and his track record of both people and business management leadership,” said Mark A. Beck, chair of the board. “His range of perspective as a transformative business leader will provide invaluable insight in support of Owens & Minor’s continued success.”
Gardner was selected as part of a multi-year succession plan, and he will be nominated for re-election at the company’s upcoming 2022 annual meeting of shareholders to be held April 29.