BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE: HLS) today announced the appointment of John W. Chidsey to its board of directors, effective Oct. 2, 2007. Mr. Chidsey currently serves as chief executive officer and a director of Burger King Holdings, Inc.
"John brings a strong financial background to the board with extensive experience in financial operations, capital markets, and corporate management in a diverse set of industries," said Jon F. Hanson, HealthSouth chairman of the board. "We are very pleased to have him join us as a new independent director, and we look forward to his help as HealthSouth continues to develop its platform for future growth and success."
Prior to joining Burger King in 2004, Mr. Chidsey served as chairman and chief executive officer for two corporate divisions at Cendant Corporation, including its $5.7 billion vehicle service division, which included Avis Rent- A-Car and Budget Rent-A-Car systems, and its $4.1 billion financial services division. Previously, he served as the chief financial officer of Pepsi-Cola Eastern Europe and of PepsiCo World Trading Co., Inc. Mr. Chidsey also serves on the Board of Doctors Hospital in Coral Gables, Fla. and the Board of Trustees for Davidson College in Davidson, N.C.
"I have been impressed with the turnaround at HealthSouth on both management and governance levels," Mr. Chidsey said. "I look forward to contributing to the success of the company's future in an industry which is an area of interest to me."
Mr. Chidsey, a certified public accountant, received a master's degree in business administration from Emory Business School and a Juris Doctor degree from Emory Law School.
|SOURCE HealthSouth Corporation|
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