RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Genworth Financial, Inc.
(NYSE: GNW) announced that Risa J. Lavizzo-Mourey, 53, has been elected to its
board of directors. Lavizzo-Mourey is president and chief executive officer
of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
"Risa Lavizzo-Mourey is one of the nation's preeminent health care policy
experts," said Michael D. Fraizer, Genworth chairman and chief executive
officer. "We're proud and honored to add her nearly 30 years of health care
experience, both as a practitioner and policymaker, to our board."
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation was established as a health
philanthropy in 1972.
Lavizzo-Mourey joined the Foundation in 2001 as senior vice president and
director of its health care group and was named president and chief executive
officer in 2003. Prior to coming to the Foundation, she was the Sylvan
Eisman Professor of Medicine and Health Care Systems and director of the
University of Pennsylvania's Institute on Aging. Before coming to the
University of Pennsylvania, she served as associate chief of staff at the
Philadelphia Veterans Administration Medical Center and was deputy
administrator for the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Policy and Research.
Lavizzo-Mourey earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and
an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. She completed
a residency in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and
was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania.
Lavizzo-Mourey's addition to Genworth's board increases its number of
directors to ten.
About Genworth Financial
Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE: GNW) is a leading financial security
company meeting the retirement, longevity and lifestyle protection, investment
and mortgage insurance needs of more than 15 million customers. It has a
presence in more than 25 countries. For more information, visit genworth.com.
SOURCE Genworth Financial, Inc.
CONTACT: Al Orendorff of Genworth Financial, Inc., +1-804-662-2534
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