Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (Zimmer) has appointed Betsy J. Bernard, a retired AT&T Corporation (AT&T) executive, to the company as board of director. Bernard presently also serves on the boards of three other publicly traded companies. Since retiring from AT&T in 2003, Bernard has focused on her work with a number of corporate boards and on civic activities. In her role at AT&T, she served as president, AT&T Business, a $26 billion division with more than four million customers.
She also worked as executive vice president and chief executive officer, AT&T Consumer, among other leadership roles. In addition to her AT&T experience, Bernard also worked in senior executive positions at Qwest Communications International, US West Corporation and Pacific Bell, where she worked as president and chief executive officer of Pacific Telesis. She is a frequent speaker on women’s leadership issues and served on the board of the International Women’s Forum. Bernard holds a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Lawrence University, an MBA from Farleigh Dickinson University and a Master of Science degree in Management from Stanford University.
“Betsy Bernard established an excellent record over 30 years of leading large, consumer-facing organizations in competitive, highly regulated markets,” said John L. McGoldrick, chairman of the board of directors. “We are delighted that she is joining the Zimmer board and will bring her skills and insights to bear on the business of Zimmer.”