Lowe's adds former WellPoint CEO to board

Lowe’s has elected former WellPoint executive Angela Braly to the company's board of directors. Braly’s term will expire at Lowe's 2014 annual meeting of shareholders. Her addition brings the total of members to 12, of whom 11 are independent.

Braly is former chair, president and CEO of WellPoint, one of the nation's largest health benefits companies. She served as WellPoint's president and CEO from 2007 until 2012, and was also chair of the board from 2010 until 2012. She was president and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri from 2003 to 2005. In addition to her new role on the Lowe's board of directors, Braly also serves on the board of Procter & Gamble. She earned a juris doctor degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law and a bachelor's degree in finance from Texas Tech University.

"As former chair and CEO of a publicly traded company, Angela has strong executive leadership and strategic management skills that will be an asset to this board," said Robert A. Niblock, Lowe's chairman, president and CEO. "She also brings a wealth of experience and insights in critical areas such as consumer marketing, communications and public relations."  

Braly will serve on the board’s audit and governance committees.