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Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan Appoints Meg Porfido to Its Board of Directors
Date:9/29/2011

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Meg Porfido, former chief human resources officer for Level 3 Communications, has been named to the Board of Directors for Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.

"The addition of Meg Porfido to our Board will further diversify the outstanding talents and wide-ranging experience among our Board of Directors," said George C. Halvorson, chairman and chief executive officer of Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. "Meg Porfido is a widely respected and deeply experienced business leader, and she will provide our management team with new insight and perspectives."

Most recently, Ms. Porfido was part of the management team at Level 3 Communications, a global company based in Broomfield, Colo., that provides communications services over one of the world's largest fiber-based networks. In her last role there, she served as the chief human resources officer where she was responsible for compensation, benefits, human resource systems, recruiting, talent management and development, engagement, an employee call center and internal communications.

Before joining Level 3 Communications, Ms. Porfido served as chief of staff to former Colorado Governor Roy Romer. In that role, she managed the governor's 16-person cabinet, which oversaw all state government operations and services. She advised the governor and senior managers on legal, budget, operations, personnel, and policy issues and served as liaison to the business community. She also supervised the governor's office staff. Prior to that position, she served as the governor's general counsel, where she worked with the Attorney General to provide legal support to the governor and cabinet, and as legislative liaison, where she served as the lead lobbyist with the state legislature.

Ms. Porfido, who is from Colorado, was named one of the "top 40 business leaders under 40 years of age" by the '/>"/>

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