Pamela S. Puryear, Ph.D.
Compensation and Management Development Committee, Chair
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Strategic Planning Committee
Pamela S. Puryear, PhD, has served as a director of the Company since December 2021. In May 2023, Dr. Puryear was appointed the Chair of the Compensation and Management Development Committee of the Company. Dr. Puryear also serves as a director of SpartanNash Company, where she is a member of the Compensation and Audit committees. Previously, Dr. Puryear served as a director of NextGen Healthcare, Inc., where she was a member of the Audit Committee, and Rockley Photonics Holdings Limited, where she was Chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.
Dr. Puryear is a business executive with 35 years of global experience in financial services, consulting, healthcare and retail. From 2009 to 2021, Dr. Puryear held several executive leadership roles, including: (i) Executive Vice President, Global Chief Human Resources Officer at Walgreens Boots Alliance; (ii) Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer at Zimmer Biomet; (iii) Senior Vice President, Chief Talent Officer at Pfizer Inc.; and (iv) Vice President, Organizational Development and Chief Talent Officer at Hospira Inc. Prior to these roles, Dr. Puryear led an independent organizational development consulting practice for 12 years working globally and across industry sectors, including consumer products, financial services, healthcare, professional services and insurance. Dr. Puryear also spent her first 10 years post-MBA in financial services in the real estate investment advisor industry. Her success in these positions has earned her recognition as a business and human capital thought leader and various honors, including the 2021 “Elite 100” by Diversity Woman Magazine, which recognizes black women executives who lead and innovate complex transformations in corporate America. Dr. Puryear was also inducted into the Executive Leadership Council (ELC), the preeminent member organization for Black Executives, in 2019. In 2023, Dr. Puryear was recognized by WomenInc. Magazine as one of its 2023 Most Influential Women Corporate Board Directors.
Dr. Puryear holds a Ph.D. degree in organizational psychology from California School of Professional Psychology, an MBA degree from the Harvard Business School, and a BA degree in psychology with a concentration in organizational behavior from Yale University. Dr. Puryear is a recognized business and human capital thought leader, currently serving as a member of the Advisory Board, Human Capital Center at The Conference Board, a research think tank that delivers business insights to 1,000 public and private organizations in 60 countries.
Dr. Puryear’s qualifications to serve as a director include her track record of success in executive leadership positions across various global industries, and driving value creation through her expertise in human capital management, organizational development, operational excellence and innovation. Additionally, Dr. Puryear has demonstrated knowledge and leadership with respect to environmental, social and governance issues, which will provide valuable insight and assist the Company in enhancing our corporate social responsibility strategies, including diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.