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Dave King is chairman and CEO of Laboratory Corporation of America® Holdings (LabCorp; NYSE: LH). LabCorp, an S&P 500 company, is the world’s leading healthcare diagnostics company, providing comprehensive clinical laboratory and end-to-end drug development services. With a mission to improve health and improve lives, LabCorp delivers world-class diagnostic solutions, brings innovative medicines to patients faster and develops technology-enabled solutions to change the way care is provided. King has led LabCorp for more than nine years; in 2015, the company delivered $8.5 billion in revenue with more than 50,000 employees serving clients in nearly 60 countries.
Prior to becoming chief executive officer on January 1, 2007, King served as LabCorp’s executive vice president and chief operating officer since 2005. Previously, he served as head of the company’s US LABS / Esoterix division, one of the nation’s leading specialty testing and cancer diagnostic laboratories. He also served as executive vice president of Strategic Planning and Corporate Development. He currently chairs the company’s executive committee.
King joined LabCorp as senior vice president, general counsel and chief compliance officer in 2001 after serving for several years as the company’s outside counsel. Prior to joining the company, he was a partner with Hogan & Hartson L.L.P. (now Hogan Lovells) in Baltimore, Maryland, from 1992 to 2001, and previously served as a federal prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice.
King serves on the boards of Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH), a Fortune 20 healthcare company, and PATH, an international, nonprofit global health organization driving transformative innovation to save lives. He is a member of the board of the American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) and served as its chair from 2010 to 2014. King also serves on the board of directors of the Seattle Science Foundation, and joined the board of trustees of Elon University in Elon, North Carolina, in January of 2016.
King, 60, holds an AB degree, cum laude, from Princeton University and a JD degree, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.