William E. Mayer
Lead Independent Director, Founder, Park Avenue Equity Partners
William E. Mayer has served as a member of the board of directors of Premier since May 2013, and as Lead Independent Director since October 2019. He was a member of the board of directors of Premier Healthcare Solutions Inc. and the board of managers of Premier Plans from 1997 to 2013. Since 1999, Mayer has served as a partner and founder of Park Avenue Equity Partners in New York. He currently serves as a member of the boards of directors of BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation, a NASDAQ-listed company; Lee Enterprises Incorporated, a NYSE-listed company; and Rosehill Resources Inc., a NASDAQ-listed company.
Over the past 45 years, Mayer has been a member of the boards of directors of numerous other publicly-traded and privately held companies. He currently serves on the board of trustees (and was the chairman from 2000 to 2008) of the Aspen Institute. He also serves as a member of the boards of directors of Lirio Inc. and Friends of Florence. In addition, Mayer 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 as the vice chairman of the Middle East Investment Initiative. 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 MBA from the University of Maryland.