Accolade Welcomes Cindy R. Kent to its Board of Directors

Accolade (Nasdaq: ACCD), which provides personalized, technology-enabled solutions that help people better understand, navigate and utilize the healthcare system and their workplace benefits, today announced Cindy R. Kent, current executive vice president and president of senior living of Brookdale Senior Living and former president and general manager of the 3M Infection Prevention Division, is joining its board of directors, effective immediately.

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“We are thrilled to have Cindy Kent join our board of directors. Her extensive experience in leading healthcare and business operations will enrich our board and provide actionable insight for our management team,” says Rajeev Singh, Accolade CEO. “Cindy is a widely respected business leader and her experiences and background will complement our board as Accolade continues to grow and scale our services for new members and markets.”

As an industry veteran in healthcare, Kent is the current executive vice president and president of senior living of Brookdale Senior Living, America’s largest senior living company with 700+ facilities across the U.S. Brookdale is a $4.1B revenue business. Kent oversees day-to-day operations of senior living with responsibility for revenue and profitability growth. Prior to Brookdale, Kent oversaw the Infection Prevention Division at 3M, responsible for the $1.7B global business operations in 60 countries and sales in 170 countries. Kent’s management responsibility included clinical, research and development, supply chain operations and commercial functions globally.

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“I believe that Accolade is well positioned to have a transformative impact on healthcare and I am thrilled to join this esteemed board of directors and highly capable management team in this aim,” says Kent.

Kent has been recognized by many outstanding organizations and publications for her pursuit of excellence, leadership capabilities and strategic thinking, including: Savoy Magazine’s “Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America,” 2020; Black Enterprise Magazine’s “Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Business” 2017; “Top 35 Women Leaders in Healthcare” by the Women’s Health Leadership TRUST in 2014. She is a Henry Crown Fellow of The Aspen Institute.

Executive board leadership positions include Best Buy Co.’s Board of Directors, 2018 to 2020. She currently sits on the Board of Trust at Vanderbilt University.

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