Genuine Parts Co. has announced that its board of directors elected Donna Hyland as a new independent director of the company. Hyland is president and CEO of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, one of the largest pediatric healthcare systems in the country. Previously, Hyland served Children’s as chief financial officer from 1998 to 2002 and as chief operating officer from 2003 to May 2008, when she was named president and CEO. In total, Hyland has 28 years of business leadership and financial experience and also serves on the board of Cousins Properties Inc.
Tom Gallagher, chairman and CEO of Genuine Parts Co., said, “We are pleased to welcome Ms. Hyland as our newest director. Donna is an extremely talented executive with a wealth of business experience and knowledge that make her a valuable addition to our board. In addition, Donna’s extensive financial background qualifies her to sit on our audit committee as a financial expert. We look forward to her future contributions as a director of the company.”