William A. Hawkins

William A. Hawkins was elected to our Board of Directors in December 2015. Mr. Hawkins is the Chairman of our Compliance Committee.  Mr. Hawkins serves as the Lead Director at Immucor, Inc., a leading provider of transfusion and transplantation diagnostic products worldwide.  He also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Immucor from October 2011 to July 2015. From 2008 to 2011, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Medtronic, Inc., a global leader in medical technology.  He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Medtronic, Inc. from 2007 to 2008, President and Chief Operating Officer of Medtronic, Inc. from 2004 to 2007, and Senior Vice President and President, Vascular of Medtronic, Inc. from 2001 to 2004.  From 1998 to 2001 Mr. Hawkins served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Novoste Corporation, a medical equipment company.  Prior thereto, Mr. Hawkins served in a variety of senior roles at American Home Products, a consumer products company, Johnson & Johnson, a healthcare company, Guidant Corporation, a medical products company, and Eli Lilly and Company, a global pharmaceutical company.  Mr. Hawkins also serves as a director of Thoratec Corporation, a medical device company.  Mr. Hawkins was selected to serve as a member of our Board of Directors due to his leadership experience as a chief executive officer, knowledge of, and experience in, the healthcare industry, international experience and governance and public company board experience.