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Emory appoints three term trustees

Emory University's Board of Trustees has elected two new members: Coca-Cola executive Javier Goizueta and BJC Healthcare CEO Steven Lipstein

By Beverly Clark

Board of Trustees has elected two new members: Coca-Cola executive Javier Goizueta and BJC Healthcare CEO Steven Lipstein. T

hey will serve six-year appointments as term trustees.

In addition, current alumni trustee and lawyer Diane Savage was elected to the board as a term trustee.

Javier Goizueta is vice president, The Coca-Cola Company, and president of the global McDonald's Division.

He leads a worldwide organization that is responsible for building the strategic alliance with McDonald's in more than 33,000 restaurants in 119 countries.

Prior to joining The Coca-Cola Company in 2001, he spent 20 years with Procter & Gamble, nine years in their U.S. operations and 11 years in Latin America.

Born in Havana, Cuba, Goizueta is trilingual in Spanish, English and Portuguese.

He received his bachelor of arts degree from Auburn University. 

He serves on the boards of The Goizueta Foundation, Woodruff Arts Center, co-chairs The Woodruff Roundtable and Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities where he is currently chair of their multi-year capital campaign.

Goizueta also is an advisor to the U.S. McDonald's Hispanic Owner/Operator Association and an advisor to Notre Dame University's Institute for Latino Studies.

Steven Lipstein oversees one of the nation's largest health care organizations as president and CEO since 1999 of BJC HealthCare, which has annual net revenues of $3.7 billion and more than 28,000 employees in the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois  and mid-Missouri regions.

Its teaching hospitals, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital, are affiliated with internationally renowned Washington University School of Medicine. 

Lipstein serves on the St. Louis Regional Health Commission and sits on the board of the Missouri Hospital Association.

At Washington University in St. Louis, Lipstein is an ex-officio member of the board of trustees, the School of Medicine National Council, and is chair of the Institute of Public Health National Advisory Council. 

Lipstein also served as chairman of the board of directors of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank from 2009-2011.

In 2010, Lipstein was appointed by the United States Comptroller General as vice chair of the board of the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), established under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

He is a graduate of Emory University and Duke University.

Diane Savage is of counsel to Cooley LLP, a national law firm with 650 attorneys throughout the U.S. and in China.

From 2000 through 2009, Savage was a member of the faculty of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she taught business law. She is a coauthor of the fifth and sixth editions of "Managers and the Legal Environment," a business law text used at leading business schools across the country.

Savage's practice focuses on the legal and business needs of emerging growth companies, with a primary emphasis on software and electronic commerce.

Savage was named one of the five outstanding women lawyers in Silicon Valley by California Lawyer magazine and has been recognized by Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in the area of Information Technology and Outsourcing. 

She has served on the boards of numerous Bay Area nonprofits and is currently a member of the board of directors of Planned Parenthood Mar Monte. 

She is a senior fellow of the American Leadership Forum, Silicon Valley, and a member of the American Law Institute, the American Bar Association and the State Bar of California.

Savage and her husband own The Reading Bug, a children's bookstore in San Carlos, California.

She is a 1971 graduate of Emory College of Arts and Sciences and is a 1974 graduate of Georgetown University International Law Center.

She was elected as an alumni trustee to Emory's Board of Trustees in 2006.

Including these appointments, the 45-member board of trustees oversees the governance and long-range fiduciary health of the university.

Nominees for alumni trustees are selected by the Emory Alumni Board and submitted to the board of trustees for consideration and approval. Alumni trustees serve six years.

New term trustees serve a six-year initial term; a four-year renewable term may follow. Term trustees are selected by the Governance, Trusteeship and Nominations Committee and submitted to the board of trustees for consideration and approval. 

Final approval rests with the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference of the United Methodist Church.

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