May 11, 2010—The Wexner Center Foundation board has appointed Shelley Bird, executive vice president of public affairs at Cardinal Health, as its newest trustee.
At Cardinal Health, a Fortune 17 health care services company based in Dublin, OH, Bird is responsible for public, government, and community relations; internal and crisis communications; corporate marketing; global branding; and the company’s Internet/intranet presence. She is also a member of the company’s executive committee, chair of the Cardinal Health Foundation board of directors, and executive sponsor of the company’s Asian Pacific American employee resource group.
“Shelley will bring to the Wexner Center board a broader perspective and invaluable experience in the areas of public relations and branding,” says Leslie H. Wexner, chair of the Wexner Center Foundation board of trustees. “In recent years, Cardinal Health has really stepped up in its support of the Wexner Center’s education programming.”
Prior to joining Cardinal Health, Bird was chief communications officer at NCR Corporation and vice president of marketing communications and public relations for Philips Consumer Communications based in the U.S. and France. She also spent more than a decade working in Asia, holding a number of senior positions with public relations firm Hill and Knowlton in Hong Kong and Singapore.
Bird has also held several regional management positions in marketing and communications with Motorola Electronics’ Asia Pacific region and owned a communications and brand consultancy in Asia. She began her career in Toronto with J. Walter Thompson, a global brand communications company.
Bird holds a master of arts degree in communication management and a doctorate in communication from the University of South Australia. She is a regular speaker on communication, change management, and public relations measurement, and she’s been honored twice with communication leadership awards from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). In 2004, Bird was named Corporate PR Professional of the Year by PR News, a leading public relations news magazine. Bird is vice chair of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), a trustee of its research foundation, and an accredited business communicator via IABC’s professional credential program.
The Wexner Center Foundation is a private, nonprofit partner of The Ohio State University Board of Trustees established for the overall purpose of advancing the interests of the Wexner Center for the Arts. Its primary role is to provide trustee guidance and sustained support for Wexner Center programming. The current and complete board list follows.
WEXNER CENTER FOUNDATION BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Chairman: Leslie H. Wexner, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Limited Brands
Vice Chairman: E. Gordon Gee, President, The Ohio State University
President: C. Robert Kidder, Principal, 3Stone Advisors LLC; Chairman, Chrysler Group LLC
David M. Aronowitz, President and CEO, The Gnoêsis Group
Shelley Bird, Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, Cardinal Health, Inc.
Michael J. Canter, Partner, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease
Carl L. English, Chief Operating Officer, AEP
Sherri Geldin, Director, Wexner Center for the Arts
Ann Gilbert Getty, publisher and philanthropist
Michael P. Glimcher, Chairman and CEO, Glimcher Realty Trust
Elizabeth Kessler, Partner-in-Charge, Jones Day
Nancy Kramer, Founder and CEO, Resource Interactive
James E. Kunk, Regional President, The Huntington National Bank
Bill Lambert, collector and philanthropist
James Lyski, Executive VP/Chief Marketing Officer, Nationwide
Ronald A. Pizzuti, Chairman and CEO, The Pizzuti Companies
Marshall Rose, Chairman and Chief Executive, The Georgetown Company
Robert H. Schottenstein, CEO, President, and Chairman, M/I Homes Inc.; The Ohio State
University Board of Trustees
Joyce Shenk, community volunteer
Alex Shumate, Global Managing Partner—Regions, at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey
A. Alfred Taubman, Founder, The Taubman Company
Barbara Trueman, Owner, TrueSports Inc.
Ric Wanetik, President, The Ricochet Group LLC
Abigail S. Wexner, attorney and community advocate
John F. Wolfe, Chairman and CEO, The Dispatch Printing Company
Joseph A. Alutto, Executive Vice President and Provost, The Ohio State University
Karen A. Bell, Associate Vice President for Arts and Outreach, The Ohio State University
Bruce A. Soll, Senior Vice President and Counsel, Limited Brands
Mark E. Vannatta, Partner, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease