Healthcare company PDI has added former U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin to its board of directors. Dr. Benjamin has comprehensive experience promoting health for individuals and wider national communities, and she will play an important role in helping to advance PDI’s infection prevention solutions.
“We are proud to welcome Dr. Regina Benjamin to our board of directors, particularly during this time when PDI continues to play a critical role in supplying essential cleaning and disinfecting products and technology solutions to help protect lives worldwide during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said PDI Chief Executive Officer Zachary T. Julius. “As PDI evolves and expands, Dr. Benjamin’s career in public health service and expertise as a physician will be invaluable in helping us to successfully execute our long-term strategic growth plans.”
Dr. Benjamin served as the 18th U.S. Surgeon General between 2009 and 2013. She is a family physician, founder of Bayou La Batre Rural Health Clinic and a national leader in population and preventive health issues. She currently serves on several corporate boards, and has previously chaired the National Prevention Council, made up of 17-cabinet-level heads of federal agencies.
“I am honored to be joining the board of this innovative, family-owned organization that has been at the forefront of infection prevention for decades,” said Dr. Benjamin. “Amid this current public health crisis, there is an even greater need to keep communities safe and protected. I look forward to partnering with PDI board members and management to advance their pursuit to ‘Be the Difference’ by promoting health and wellness and saving lives.”