Group purchasing organization Novation, Irving, Texas, named Joellyn Willis, 45, its new president effective June 15, and she will take over for Mark McKenna, who announced his retirement in November 2005. McKenna's official retirement date hasn't been set, and he will work with Willis during a transition period, a Novation spokeswoman said. Willis has previously worked in the electronics and utilities industries and is currently the senior supply-chain executive for Constellation Energy Group, an energy supplier based in Baltimore. Novation is the GPO for hospital alliances VHA and University HealthSystem Consortium. -- by Joseph Mantone
Willis to take over as president of Novation
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