Mr. Mayer has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Premier, Inc. since May 2013 and the Management Committee of Premier Services, LLC since September 2013. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Premier Healthcare Solutions, Inc. and the Board of Managers of Premier Plans, LLC from 1997 to 2013. Since 1999, Mr. Mayer has served as a partner and founder of Park Avenue Equity Partners in New York. Mr. Mayer currently serves as a member of the Boards of Directors of BlackRock Kelso Capital Corporation, a NASDAQ listed company, and Lee Enterprises, Incorporated, a NYSE listed company, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Columbia Group of Mutual Funds.
Over the past 40 years, Mr. Mayer has been a member of the Boards of Directors of numerous other public and private companies. Mr. Mayer currently serves on the executive committee (and was the Chairman from 2000 to 2008) of the Board of Trustees of the Aspen Institute. He also serves as a member of the Board of Advisors of Miller Buckfire & Co. and is a board member of Acumen, the Rubin Museum and the Atlantic Council. Mr. Mayer also serves as a member of the Board of Governors at the Pardee RAND Graduate School, as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the U.S. Vietnam Dialogue Group and as the Vice Chairman of the Middle East Investment Initiative.
Mr. Mayer was named to the 2013 National Association of Corporate Directors, which honors leaders in corporate governance and in the boardroom. He obtained his bachelor’s degree and Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland.