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    Neal Patterson

    Chairman of the Board, CEO

    Neal Patterson is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Cerner, a company he co-founded with two colleagues in 1979. Today Cerner is the world’s largest independent health information technology company with $3.4 billion in revenues in 2014 and more than 20,000 associates worldwide.

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    Cliff Illig

    Vice Chairman of the Board

    Cliff Illig, vice chairman and co-founder of Cerner, focuses on growing and expanding Cerner’s market-oriented business units, key strategic relationships and priority corporate initiatives.

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    Zane Burke

    President

    Zane Burke, president, has chief responsibility for client relationships worldwide. He also oversees the corporate direction and strategy for market-facing operations, including sales, revenue generation, marketing and segment-focused business units.

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    Joanne Burns

    Chief Strategy Officer

    Joanne Burns, senior vice president and chief strategy officer, works directly with the CEO to advance the company’s strategic initiatives and directions.

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    John Glaser, PhD

    Senior Vice President, Population Health and Global Strategy

    As the senior vice president of Population Health and Global Strategy, John Glaser is focused on driving Cerner’s population health technology and product strategies, interoperability and government policy development..

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    Marc Naughton

    Chief Financial Officer

    Marc Naughton, executive vice president and chief financial officer, is responsible for the company’s financial operations and business model.

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    Mike Neal

    Mike Neal

    Senior Vice President, Consulting and Application Services

    Mike Neal, senior vice president, consulting and application services, leads Cerner’s worldwide Professional Services organization. In this role, he has responsibility for Cerner Millennium® implementations, and Application Management Services and Support.

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    Mike Nill

    Chief Operating Officer

    Mike Nill, executive vice president and chief operating officer, is responsible for Cerner’s core worldwide business operations including intellectual property, Worldwide Consulting, IT transformation, infrastructure, managed services and client support.

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    John Peterzalek

    Senior Vice President, Client Relationships

    John Peterzalek, senior vice president, client relationships, leads the teams responsible for business development, implementation, and technology and support services for more than 400 large-scale clients in 25 countries.

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    Jeff Townsend

    Chief of Staff

    Jeff Townsend, executive vice president and chief of staff, Intermountain Development, has supervision over key market initiatives referred to as CERN—an acronym for Consumer, Employer, Research and Networks—all of which are critical to Cerner’s vision for population health management.

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    Donald Trigg

    Donald Trigg

    President, Cerner Health Ventures

    Donald Trigg, president, Cerner Health Ventures, focuses on driving Cerner’s strategic efforts in early market segments and top health systems at a time of dynamic change in health care.

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    Julie Wilson

    Chief People Officer

    Julie Wilson, executive vice president and chief people officer, is responsible for leading Cerner’s human resources and associate services organizations, providing direction and developing people and support strategies for Cerner worldwide.

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    Neal Patterson

    Chairman of the Board, CEO

    Neal Patterson is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Cerner Corporation, a company he co-founded with two colleagues in 1979. Today Cerner is the world’s largest independent health information technology company with $3.4 billion in revenues in 2014 and more than 20,000 associates worldwide.

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    Cliff Illig

    Vice Chairman of the Board

    Cliff Illig, vice chairman and co-founder of Cerner Corporation, focuses on growing and expanding Cerner’s market-oriented business units, key strategic relationships and priority corporate initiatives.

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    Gerald E. Bisbee, Jr

    Gerald E. Bisbee Jr., Ph.D., has been member of Cerner Corporation's Board of Directors since February 1988. He is co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of The Health Management Academy.

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    Denis Cortese

    Denis A. Cortese

    Denis A. Cortese, M.D., emeritus president and chief executive officer, Mayo Clinic, was elected to Cerner Corporation’s Board of Directors in May 2011.

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    John C. Danforth

    The Honorable John C. Danforth is a member of Cerner Corporation’s Board of Directors. He was a member of Cerner’s Board of Directors from May 1996 through June 2004, when he resigned to serve as Ambassador to the United Nations.

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    Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr.

    Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr., joined the Cerner Board of Directors in December 2013. He is the 12th president of Purdue University, a post he assumed in January 2013, at the conclusion of his term as Governor of Indiana.

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    Linda M. Dillman

    Linda M. Dillman has been a member of Cerner Corporation’s Board of Directors since 2010. Since January 2012, she has been the chief information officer for QVC, Inc.

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    William B. Neaves

    William B. Neaves, Ph.D., has been a member of Cerner Corporation's Board of Directors since March 2001. Since June 2000, Neaves has served as chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors of The Stowers Institute for Medical Research.

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    William D. Zollars

    William D. Zollars has been a member of Cerner Corporation's Board of Directors since May 2005. He is the former chairman, president and chief executive officer of YRC Worldwide, a position he held from November 1999 to July 2011.

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