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Bernard J. Tyson

President and COO, Kaiser Permanente

Bernard J. Tyson is president and chief operating officer of Kaiser Permanente, one of America’s leading health care providers and the nation’s largest not-for-profit health plans, with annual operating revenue in excess of $45 billion. Kaiser Permanente's focus is on prevention and affordable health care delivered through evidence-based medicine and industry-leading technology.

Kaiser Permanente serves nearly 9 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia. Tyson leads a workforce of 172,000 employees (95,000 of whom are in a unique Labor Management Partnership). Tyson and his team partner with the Permanente Medical Group and its nearly 16,000 physicians to deliver on Kaiser Permanente’s mission of providing high quality, affordable health care for members and our communities.
Tyson has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from Golden Gate University and earned an advanced leadership certificate from Harvard University. He is chair of the Executive Leadership Council and serves on the board of directors of Occidental College and the American Heart Association.