Corporate Governance Summit

November 13 & 14 2014
The California Club, Los Angeles


Craig R. Smith

Executive Chairman, Owens & Minor


Craig R. Smith is Executive Chairman of Owens & Minor, a Fortune 500 Company and a leading healthcare logistics company dedicated to Connecting the World of Medical Products to the Point of CareTM by providing vital supply chain services to healthcare providers and manufacturers of healthcare products. With logistics platforms strategically located in the United States and Europe, Owens & Minor today serves markets where three quarters of global healthcare spending occurs. Craig was named Chairman of the Board in April 2013. He served as Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, from April 2013 until August 2013, when he relinquished the president’s title. He was named chief executive officer in July 2005, after serving as president and chief operating officer since 1999. He was also named to the Owens & Minor board of directors in 2005. He was promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer in 1995. He joined Owens & Minor in 1989 as the Los Angeles division vice president and later served in a variety of roles including: group vice president, Western region; senior vice president, distribution and information systems; executive vice president, distribution and information systems.

Craig is active in his industry and community as a volunteer. He served as a governor‘s appointee on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Biotechnology Research Partnership Authority from July, 2010 to June, 2013. He also served on the University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business Executive Advisory Council and continues to serve on the University of Southern California’s Board of Leaders. Craig is a past member of the Board of Directors of CrossOver Ministry of Richmond, which provides healthcare services to those in need, and he served as the Chairman of the successful 2009 Central Virginia United Way Campaign. Craig holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History from the University of Southern California. He also completed the executive program at the Colgate Darden School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia.

Mr. Smith and his wife, Cynthia, have two sons.