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Joseph R. Swedish

Executive Chairman of Anthem, Inc.

Joseph R. Swedish currently serves as a member of our Board of Directors and as a manager of CDW LLC, our wholly owned subsidiary. Swedish is a Senior Advisor at Anthem, Inc., a leading health benefits provider, a position he has held since May 2018. Swedish joined Anthem in 2013 as President and Chief Executive Officer and was named Chairman in 2015. Swedish retired in November of 2017 and served as Executive Chairman from November 2017 to May 2018.

Prior to joining Anthem in March 2013, Swedish was President and Chief Executive Officer of Trinity Health, an eighteen-state integrated health care delivery system, from 2004 to 2013.  Swedish also has held CEO and senior leadership positions with Centura Health, Hospital Corporation of America and other healthcare enterprises, amongst others.

Swedish also serves on the boards of directors of Centrexion Therapeutics Corporation, International Business Machines Corporation, Mesoblast Limited, and Proteus Digital Health, Inc, and on Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business Board of Visitors (chairman) and Duke Margolis External Advisory Board. During the previous five years, Swedish also served as a director of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and the National Institute for Health Care Management and America’s Health Insurance Plans (past chairman). Swedish received his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and his master’s degree in health administration from Duke University.