Centene Elects Four-Star General Lori Robinson to Board of Directors
On Oct. 22, Centene announced that retired United States Air Force General Lori J. Robinson was elected to serve on the company's board of directors. The newest member of the governing body responsible for corporate management and oversight, Gen. Robinson joins the Nominating and Governance Committee and the Government and Regulatory Affairs Committee.
Gen. Robinson retired from the Air Force in July 2018 following a 36-year military career. Most recently, Gen. Robinson served as Commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and US Northern Command (NORTHCOM). A four-star general, Gen. Robinson reported directly to the U.S. President and the Prime Minister of Canada. Throughout her distinguished career, she commanded thousands of military and civilian men and women from the U.S. and Canada.
"We are honored to welcome Gen. Robinson to our Board of Directors. Gen. Robinson's entire career demonstrates remarkable achievements at the highest levels of strategy, leadership, engagement and coordination, which will be an invaluable asset to our Board and growing enterprise," said Michael F. Neidorff, Centene's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Having worked with governors of all 50 states and a wide variety of stakeholders to coordinate the activities of 300,000 National Guard forces, Gen. Robinson is uniquely suited to understand the local activation approach that is central to Centene. With experience serving in many senior leadership positions with the Air Force, she brings a unique perspective to Centene's board.
"I am pleased to join Centene's Board of Directors at a time when the healthcare industry is evolving at a rapid rate," said Gen. Robinson. "I look forward to the opportunity to serve on the Board for a company that is playing a critical role in helping to shape the future of healthcare by partnering with the federal and state governments to offer innovative, affordable healthcare solutions for underserved populations."