LAKE FOREST, Ill., May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), a global specialty pharmaceutical and medication delivery company, announced today that Barbara L. Bowles, CFA, has been elected to the company's board of directors. Bowles brings strong investment management and finance expertise from leadership positions held at major multinational consumer goods companies and equity investment advisory firms. The addition of Bowles expands Hospira's board to nine directors, of whom eight are independent.
"Barbara will be an extraordinary addition to the Hospira board," said Christopher B. Begley, chairman and chief executive officer. "Her broad and deep financial knowledge and corporate policy experience will enhance our current board membership and will be extremely helpful in furthering Hospira's longer-term growth goals."
Bowles, 60, recently retired as vice chair of Profit Investment Management, an investment management firm. Previously, she served as chairman, chief executive officer and chief investment officer of The Kenwood Group, Inc. -- an equity investment advisory corporation that she founded in 1989 -- which was acquired by Profit in January 2006. From 1984 to 1989 she served as corporate vice president of Kraft, Inc., and headed its investor relations department. Earlier in her career, Bowles held equity analyst and trust investment management positions at First National Bank of Chicago (now Chase Bank).
Bowles serves as a director of Black & Decker Corporation, Wisconsin
Energy Corporation, Children's Memorial Hospital (Chicago), the Chicago
Urban League and Hyde Park Bank. She also is a trustee of Fisk University
and the Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago), and serves on the
|SOURCE Hospira, Inc.|
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