Ionis announces appointment of Joan E. Herman to its board of directors
CARLSBAD, Calif., June 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(Nasdaq: IONS), the leader in RNA-targeted therapeutics, today announced the appointment of a new member to its board of directors effective immediately – Joan E. Herman, MBA, MS, president and chief executive officer of Herman and Associates, LLC. With the appointment of Ms. Herman, the Ionis board of directors increases to 12 members.
"We are pleased to welcome Joan Herman to the Ionis board. She joins Ionis at an exciting time as we celebrate our 30-year anniversary with three commercial medicines and an industry-leading pipeline of more than 40 medicines, many with blockbuster potential," said Stanley T. Crooke, M.D, Ph.D., Ionis founder, chief executive officer, and chairman of the board. "Joan's distinguished career in the healthcare industry, along with her extensive experience in business operations and development make her an outstanding addition to our board."
Ms. Herman is currently president and CEO of Herman & Associates, a management consulting firm that specializes in advising private equity firms investing in healthcare. She has deep experience leading healthcare and payor companies, serving in several executive positions at Anthem (formerly WellPoint), including as president and CEO of the Consumer Business unit, president and CEO of the Specialty, Senior and State Sponsored Business and group president, Senior and Specialty Businesses. Ms. Herman also served as a senior vice president of Phoenix Life Insurance Company. Ms. Herman currently serves on the board of directors for Encompass Health (formerly HealthSouth) and previously served on the boards of both Convergys and AARP Services, Inc. She has earned degrees from Barnard College, Columbia University (summa cum laude, BS Mathematics), Yale University (MS) and Western New England University (MBA).
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