April 6, 2004 - ARUP Welcomes Four New Members to Its Board of Directors
Carl R. Kjeldsberg, M.D., to continue as Chair and CEO
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, April 6, 2004 Associated Regional and University Pathologists, Inc. (ARUP Laboratories), a Utah-based national reference laboratory, has selected four new members to serve on its board of directors. The new directors are Mark Miller, chairman of Mark Miller Automotive, David E. Salisbury, Of Counsel of Van Cott, Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy, Lane Summerhays, president and CEO of Workers Compensation Fund (WCF), and Ronald L. Weiss, M.D., M.B.A., president and chief operating officer of ARUP Laboratories.
|Back row, left to right: Mark Miller, Lane Summerhays, Ronald Weiss,
Roger Boyer. Front row, left to right: Peter Jensen, Andrea Wolcott,
Carl Kjeldsberg, David Salisbury, Arnold Combe
Mark Miller dealerships have won several local and national awards, including the TIME Magazine Quality Dealer Award, the AIADA/Sports Illustrated All Star Dealer Award, and Pontiac's Master Dealer Award (14 times). Miller was a pioneer of computer programming in the automotive industry and created software that was eventually picked, purchased, and marketed by such corporations as General Motors and Toyota. He has served on the board of directors of the National Automobile Dealers Association and on many local, corporate, and charitable boards, including the Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, the Young Presidents' Organization, and the University of Utah President's Club. Miller was appointed by Governor Leavitt to the Motor Vehicle Advisory Board and the Utah Sports Authority Board and served as chair of the Utah Olympic Park during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. Additionally, he is a board member of Angel Flight West, an organization providing free air transportation for people with medical needs.
David Salisbury is past president of Van Cott, Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy. A graduate of the University of Utah and Stanford Law School, he is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and is a member of the Utah, Salt Lake County, American, and California Bar Associations. Mr. Salisbury is recognized for his expertise in general tax, corporate, and individual planning; estate administration and post-death planning; corporate mergers, acquisitions, and reorganizations; and, financial institution and utility regulatory representation. He has worked on the formation of financial institutions, one-bank holding companies, and mergers and acquisitions involving more than 20 separate banking organizations. Mr. Salisbury has served on several corporate and community organization boards, including serving as chairman of Intermountain Health Care and the Pioneer Theatre Company. He currently sits on the boards of directors for the SADS Foundation, the Museum of Utah Art and History, the National Advisory Board of the Utah Symphony and Opera, and is an emeritus member of the University of Utah National Advisory Council.
Lane Summerhays earned a B.S. and M.B.A. from the University of Utah. He is past senior vice president and CFO of ALTA Health Strategies, now First Health, and assisted ALTA with several corporate acquisitions. As president, CEO, and director of Workers Compensation Fund, Mr. Summerhays oversees the largest workers' compensation insurance carrier in Utah, providing services to over 29,000 employers, with annual premium revenue of $114 million and assets of $750 million. He has developed many innovations for WCF, including workplace safety programs resulting in a 31 percent decrease in reported accidents and an anti-fraud program resulting in excess of $6 million annually. He also developed information systems for claims and managed care resulting in enhanced service and savings for WCF and its customers. Mr. Summerhays is a member of several professional organizations and volunteers his time to community organizations.
Ronald L. Weiss received his M.D. from Creighton University and his M.B.A. from the University of Utah. He has functioned as ARUP's president and chief operating officer since October of last year. Prior to becoming president, he served as senior vice president and director of Business Development. From 1993 until 2002, Dr. Weiss acted as ARUP's chief medical officer and director of laboratories. A professor of pathology at the University's School of Medicine, Dr. Weiss is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology, microbiology, and hematology.
"I'm pleased to welcome these new members to ARUP's board of directors," said CEO Carl R. Kjeldsberg, M.D., who will remain chairman of the board. "Their diverse expertise further strengthens the board and accomplishes the balanced representation of experts from the University and business community."
Other ARUP board members include H. Roger Boyer, Arnold B. Combe, and Andrea P. Wolcott.
ARUP Laboratories is a national full-service reference laboratory owned by the University of Utah. ARUP is a worldwide leader in innovative laboratory research and development, led by the efforts of the ARUP Institute for Clinical and Experimental Pathology, LLC. With more than 1,600 employees, ARUP offers 2,000 tests and test combinations, ranging from routine cytology screens to highly esoteric molecular and genetic assays. Rather than competing with its clients, ARUP chooses instead to support clients' existing test menus by offering highly complex and unique tests which enhance their abilities to provide local and regional laboratory services. ARUP's clients include university teaching hospitals, multihospital groups, major commercial laboratories, group purchasing organizations, military and government facilities, major clinics, and major pharmaceutical firms.
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