Top 25 Minority Leaders
President and CEO,
Paul Diaz, 46, is one of few minority chief executives of a Fortune 500 company. He is president and chief executive officer of Kindred Healthcare, Louisville, Ky., which operates long-term acute-care hospitals, skilled-nursing centers and a contract rehabilitation services business. Since Diaz became CEO of the $4 billion company in 2004, Kindred has experienced lower employee turnover, improved quality and better clinical outcomes. Diaz previously was chief operating officer at Mariner Health Group. A graduate of Georgetown University’s law school, Diaz in 2006 set up a scholarship fund at Georgetown for Hispanic students.