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ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN) appointed William Downe, president and CEO of BMO Financial Group, and Patricia Hemingway Hall, president and CEO of Health Care Service Corp., to its board of directors.
Downe joined BMO Financial Corp. in 1983 and became CEO in 2002. He is a member of the International Business Leaders Advisory Council for the mayor of Beijing, and the International Advisory Council of Guanghua School of Management at Peking University. Downe is on the Board of Trustees of the Rush University Medical Center. Downe is also a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and past president of the Federal Reserve Board’s Federal Advisory Council.
Hemingway Hall leads Health Care Service Corp., which operates Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. She serves on the boards of Prime Therapeutics, MEDecision, BCS Financial, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, America’s Health Insurance Plans, National Institute for Health Care Management, Salvation Army Advisory Board and the Health Care Leadership Council.
“Bill and Patricia both bring with them tremendous knowledge and experience and both possess true leadership qualities,” said Jeffrey Joerres, ManpowerGroup chairman and CEO. “Bill’s well-known focus on customers and customer experience is a natural fit for what we strive for at ManpowerGroup, and Patricia will bring depth to our board in several areas, particularly in regulation and new technologies.”