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Brian Tyler becomes McKesson’s new CEO

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IRVING, Texas — Veteran McKesson leader, Brian Tyler, has become the company’s new chief executive officer Monday, succeeding John Hammergren. Hammergren has served as the company’s top executive since 1999.

Brian Tyler

“I am incredibly humbled and grateful for the opportunity to lead this company,” said Brian Tyler, chief executive officer, McKesson Corp. “We have a seasoned and talented board of directors and executives. I look forward to building on the solid foundation and global platform established by John and our management team. McKesson will continue to innovate in this changing healthcare environment, always focused on providing exceptional value to our customers and patients.

Tyler is a 22-year McKesson veteran who has headed up nearly every major business within the company as well as McKesson’s corporate strategy and business development unit. Most recently, Tyler served as chief operating officer and president of McKesson. He also joins the company’s board of directors.

Hammergren will remain board chair for Change Healthcare and will continue to support Change Healthcare and McKesson as an advisor.

Edward Mueller, previously lead independent director, takes over as independent chair of the company’s board of directors today and will provide strong leadership continuity for the board. He has been a member of the company’s board since April 2008 and the lead independent director since 2013.

Mueller served as chairman and chief executive officer of Qwest Communications from August 2007 to April 2011. He has also held the position of chief executive officer of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. and Ameritech Corporation, a subsidiary of SBC Communications. Mueller previously served on the boards for The Clorox Co., CenturyLink Inc., Williams-Sonoma Inc. and VeriSign Inc.

Also effective on Monday, McKesson’s Las Colinas, Texas, campus becomes the company’s official global corporate headquarters. Opened in 2017, the Las Colinas campus is an existing employee hub with teams performing vital functions for the company in areas such as operations, information technology, finance and accounting, marketing and sales, administration and support, purchasing, and project management.

“This is an exciting change for McKesson,” said Tyler. “Our Dallas campus offers us everything we could ask for — modern workspaces where our employees can connect and collaborate in a city with such great energy and growth. We look forward to deepening our connection in the community as a leading employer and corporate citizen. I know that we’ll thrive in the Dallas area.”

The Las Colinas campus achieved LEED Gold certification, a recognition of its resource efficiency, and a Well Building Silver certification, the first building standard focused solely on human health and wellness. Elements of the building are designed to support employee productivity and wellness, empowering employees to work the way they like while fostering team collaboration amidst an array of amenities and enhanced technology capabilities.


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