PATH's board of directors has voted to appoint Peggy Johnson and Deanna Oppenheimer to the board. Ms. Johnson brings diverse experience in business development, strategic partnerships, and investment management, while Ms. Oppenheimer enhances the board's expertise in global finance, brand marketing, banking and communications.
Peggy Johnson is the executive vice president of business development at Microsoft, responsible for driving strategic partnerships and transactions to accelerate growth for Microsoft and its customers. She works with external partners around the world, ranging from start-ups to large-scale enterprises, to identify areas of collaboration, drive innovation and unlock shared value. In this capacity, she also manages Microsoft's relationship with the venture capital community and oversees strategic investments through the company's corporate venture fund, Microsoft Ventures.
"I could not be happier to welcome Peggy Johnson to the PATH board of directors," said Dean Allen, chair of PATH's board of directors. "A critical part of PATH's work involves building effective partnerships to improve global health, and her experience and success in developing relationships and identifying opportunities for shared value will open new doors for collaboration across the globe."
Prior to this role, Ms. Johnson spent 24 years at Qualcomm, where she served as a member of Qualcomm's Executive Committee. During her time at Qualcomm, she held various leadership positions across engineering, sales, marketing and business development, and ran the Qualcomm Internet Services business unit. Most recently, Ms. Johnson was executive vice president of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and president of global market development, where she was responsible for commercializing new business opportunities and developing strategic relationships for the company.
Ms. Johnson earned her bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from San Diego State University. She represents the United States on the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Advisory Council and serves as a board member for Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
Deanna Oppenheimer has worked for decades in international finance, with a unique combination of banking, brand marketing and communication skills, including experience in mobile and online banking. She is the founder of CameoWorks, LLC, a global retail and financial services advisory firm. Her non-executive director roles include U.K.'s Tesco PLC (Remuneration committee chair); Worldpay (Risk chair); Whitbread (Remuneration chair), and French insurance conglomerate, AXA.
"As a recognized leader in international finance with a deep understanding of technology-driven solutions, Deanna Oppenheimer is an ideal fit for PATH's board," said Dean Allen. "Her range and depth of experience will help PATH to achieve our goals of saving lives and resolving health inequities around the world."
From 2005 to 2011, Ms. Oppenheimer worked at Barclays PLC, where she transformed the Global Retail and Business Banking divisions. Prior to Barclays, Ms. Oppenheimer was employed, from 1985 to 2005, at Washington Mutual, Inc., the largest savings and loan institution in the U.S.
Her previous corporate board experiences include non-executive director roles at Catellus, a leading U.S. development company, and Plum Creek Timber, the largest private landowner in the U.S.
Ms. Oppenheimer graduated with honors from University of Puget Sound in Washington State, and is the immediate past chair of trustees for Puget Sound and a recipient of the Ernest T. Stewart National Award for university volunteers. She has also attended the Executive Education program of the Kellogg School of Management.