SOURCE: National Business Group on Health

March 14, 2007 09:57 ET

National Business Group on Health Elects Kathleen Angel, Dell Executive, to Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, DC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 14, 2007 -- The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of 266 mostly large employers, announced today that Kathleen Angel, Director of Global Benefits and International Compensation at Dell, Inc., has been elected to its Board of Directors, effective March 14, 2007.

"Kathleen is a respected and major thought leader in corporate human resources, benefits and health care and will be a tremendous asset to an already talented board," Harry Spencer, Vice President of Global Benefits & HR Operations at Time Warner and the chairman of the Business Group's board of directors. "We are delighted to have someone with Kathleen's extensive experience and leadership skills as a member of our board."

Since joining Dell in 1999, Angel has transformed the company's health care benefits by leveraging information technology to offer employees greater cost transparency and control over their health care. Some of Dell's award-winning programs include a "build-your-own" health care plan enrollment tool and online personal health records.

Helen Darling, President of the Business Group, said, "Kathleen is well-known and highly regarded as a leader in quality health care and performance measurement. All of us at the Business Group and our current board members are looking forward to working with her."

Angel currently serves as a member of the Texas Health and Human Services Council and is chair of the Board of Trustees for Round Rock Medical Center and serves on the Board of St. David's Healthcare Foundation in Austin where she leads the committee on mental health.

About the National Business Group on Health

The National Business Group on Health is the nation's only non-profit, membership organization of large employers devoted exclusively to finding innovative and forward-thinking solutions to their most important health care and related benefits issues. The Business Group identifies and shares best practices in health benefits, disability, health and productivity, related paid time off and work/life balance issues. Business Group members provide health coverage for more than 50 million U.S. workers, retirees and their families. For more information about the Business Group, visit www.businessgrouphealth.org

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