William R. Johnson is the retired Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the H. J. Heinz Company. Mr. Johnson became President and Chief Operating Officer of Heinz in June 1996, and was appointed President and CEO in December 1997 officially assuming the role in April 1998. He was named Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer in September 2000, becoming only the 5th in the company’s 144 years.
An active supporter of community organizations, he has served as a member of the national Athena Awards committee, chaired the 2001 annual campaign for the United Way of Western Pennsylvania, co-chaired the capital campaign in 2009 to raise funds for the new Ronald McDonald House in Pittsburgh, and chaired numerous local events including the 2004 Pittsburgh Cultural Trust gala event. In 2006, he received the inaugural Global … Read more...Read More
James V. Talano MD, MM, FACC is an internationally recognized expert in the field of noninvasive cardiology with broad experience in cardiovascular care and management. He has held the positions of Director of Cardiology at the Cleveland Clinic Naples, Director of Cardiology Graphics and Chief of Clinical Cardiology in the Section of Cardiology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Lester B. Knight Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University Medical School and at Lakeside Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Chicago, IL. He also served as Chief of Cardiology and the Lassen Professor of Medicine at Tulane University Medical School. Dr. Talano is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association and serves on the Council of Clinical Cardiology. Dr. Talano received his medical degree from Loyola University Medical School. He … Read more...Read More