Kaiser Permanente's George Halvorson handed off his CEO title to Bernard Tyson on July 1 and at the end of the year will relinquish his position as chairman, too.
So what comes next? “I'm definitely not retiring,” Halvorson said. “I'm repotting.”
Halvorson, who led the influential Oakland, Calif.-based integrated system for 11 years, is expanding his reach beyond healthcare. He accepted a four-year appointment as chairman of the First 5 California Commission, a state-run entity aiming to develop community-based early childhood education programs focusing on the first five years of a child's life.
“Those years are absolutely critical,” Halvorson said. “If you do the right things in those years, they have a much a greater chance at success in life.”