DUBLIN, Ohio, March 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardinal Health, a global provider of products and services that improve the safety and productivity of health care, today announced the appointment of former Acting Deputy U.S. Attorney General Craig S. Morford as the company's chief compliance officer, a newly expanded position.
Morford, 49, has had a distinguished career of more than 20 years in public service with the Department of Justice, including serving as U.S. attorney in Detroit and Nashville. In 2007, he was appointed by President Bush as acting deputy attorney general, the second highest ranking official in the Department of Justice, overseeing more than 100,000 employees including 93 U.S. attorney offices, and agencies that include the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. He will join Cardinal Health on May 5.
At Cardinal Health, he will be responsible for ensuring compliance with internal policies and external regulations that govern the company's products, services and operations. This newly expanded role will focus on regulatory, environmental health and safety compliance, as well as ethics and enterprise risk management. Morford will report jointly to R. Kerry Clark, chairman and CEO of Cardinal Health, and the chair of the audit committee of the company's board of directors.
"We are extremely pleased to have another leader of Craig's caliber join the Cardinal Health management team," Clark said. "He brings deep expertise with regulatory agencies, a strong compliance background and a reputation for upholding the highest standards of ethics and integrity."
Daniel J. Walsh, 52, was the architect of the Cardinal Health ethics
and compliance department and will leave the company after a transition
period to pursue other interests. Walsh joined Cardinal Health in May 2005
and put in place programs that incorporated best practices in standard
|SOURCE Cardinal Health|
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