Christopher Kay was elected to the American Medical Association board of trustees at the organizations annual interim meeting in Honolulu this week. Kay will begin his four-year term in June, and he will replace Robert McMillan as the only nonphysician on the board.
An attorney and resident of Purchase, N.Y., Kay, 54, is the former chief operating officer for Wayne, N.J.-based Toys R Us. He worked there for five years, and his other positions there included: corporate secretary, general counsel and executive vice-president of operations. He resigned in 2005 after the company was acquired by private equity firms for $6.6 billion.
Previously, Kay was a trial lawyer and defended physicians in malpractice cases, first with Shughart Thomson & Kilroy in Kansas City, Mo., and then as an equity partner with the firms Swann & Haddock and Foley & Lardner in Orlando, Fla. In 1996, he co-founded Kay, Gronek & Latham.
Kay is a 1975 graduate of the University of Missouri at Columbia and a member of the Duke University School of Laws class of 1978. -- by Andis Robeznieks