Mr. Smith became a director of the Company in August 2011 and previously was a director of the Corporation and its predecessor from July 2005 to May 2011. Mr. Smith was appointed by our independent directors to serve as the board's lead director on April 10, 2015.
Mr. Smith is a private investor who serves on the boards of leading healthcare companies. He is a founding partner of Cardinal Equity Fund and Cardinal Equity Partners. From 2001 until his retirement in January 2005, Mr. Smith served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial and Accounting Officer of Anthem, Inc. and its subsidiaries, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, which together form one of the leading health insurance groups in the United States. Mr. Smith brings a deep knowledge of public companies in the healthcare industry from his past experience as an executive and his continuing experience as a director. From 1996 to 1998, he served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of American Health Network Inc., then a subsidiary of Anthem. Mr. Smith was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mayflower Group, Inc., a transportation company, from 1989 to 1995, and held various other management positions with that company from 1974 to 1989.
Mr. Smith also serves as a director of Vectren Corporation, a publicly traded gas and electric power utility, and Carestream Health Services, Inc., USI, Inc., Hulman & Company, LDI Ltd, LLC and Go Health, Inc., which are private companies. Mr. Smith previously served as a director of HH Gregg, Inc., a national home appliance and electronics retailer, from 2005 to 2015, including three years as chairman, Kite Realty Group Trust, a retail property REIT, from 2004 to 2014, Calumet Specialty Products, LP, a refiner of specialty petroleum products, from 2006 to 2009, Intermune Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, and Brightpoint, Inc., a distributor of wireless communication products and services. Mr. Smith also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of DePauw University, The Lumina Foundation, the Riley Children’s Foundation, and member (past Chairman) of the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. Mr. Smith is Chairman of the board of the Eskenazi Health Foundation.