Current CFO of Qurate Retail Group and Former CFO of J. C. Penney Brings More Than 30 Years of Finance Experience Across Multiple Industries
BURLINGTON, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LabCorp® (NYSE: LH), a leading global life sciences company that is deeply integrated in guiding patient care, today announced that it has appointed senior finance executive Jeffrey A. Davis, current CFO of Qurate Retail Group and former CFO of J. C. Penney Company Inc., to its board of directors effective Dec. 1. He will also serve on the board’s audit committee and quality and compliance committee.
“With more than 30 years of finance experience, including senior roles at some of the world’s most recognizable companies, Jeff brings a wealth of experience across a highly relevant range of industries, from healthcare to digital to retail,” said David P. King, executive chairman of LabCorp. “He will be an excellent addition to our board of directors and we are delighted that he has agreed to help guide LabCorp on our continuing journey of growth and transformation.”
In addition to his current role as executive vice president and CFO of Qurate Retail Group and former role as executive vice president and CFO of J. C. Penney Company Inc., Davis has served in CFO roles at Darden Restaurants Inc. and Walmart U.S., among others.
“For more than 50 years, LabCorp has been improving health and improving lives,” said Davis. “I am honored to join the board as we set the stage for the company’s next 50 years of success. I look forward to working with my fellow board members, Adam Schechter as the new CEO, and LabCorp’s stellar leadership team.”
Davis’ appointment fills the vacancy created when Robert E. Mittelstaedt Jr. retired from the board at the conclusion of his term on May 9.
Davis previously has served on the board of Massmart Holdings Limited, a South African multi-brand mass discount retailer that is publicly traded on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE); the board of trustees for the National Urban League; the board of visitors for the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh; the business school board of visitors for Wake Forest University; the board of directors for the Washington Regional Medical Foundation; and the board of trustees for the Collegiate School.
He has received numerous awards, including the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh, and the National Achievement in Industry Award from the National Association of Black Accountants Inc. He has also been named among the 100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America by Black Enterprise magazine, and among the 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America by Savoy magazine.
Davis holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the Pennsylvania State University and a master’s degree in business administration from the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh.
LabCorp (NYSE: LH), an S&P 500 company, is a leading global life sciences company that is deeply integrated in guiding patient care, providing comprehensive clinical laboratory and end-to-end drug development services. With a mission to improve health and improve lives, LabCorp delivers world-class diagnostic solutions, brings innovative medicines to patients faster, and uses technology to improve the delivery of care. LabCorp reported revenue of more than $11 billion in 2018. To learn more about LabCorp, visit www.LabCorp.com, and to learn more about Covance Drug Development, visit www.Covance.com.
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