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Bernard Tyson, CEO, Kaiser Permanente
San Francisco Business Times

Company: Kaiser is one of the largest integrated health care organizations in the world, netting $2.6 billion in 2012 profits, enrolling 9.1 million and operating 38 hospitals and more than 600 medical office buildings/clinics nationwide, most of them in California.

Background: Tyson, who’s been at Kaiser for 29 years, took over as CEO from George Halvorson July 1. Halvorson remains chairman until year-end, when Tyson, 54, will garner that title as well. Previously, Tyson was Kaiser’s president and chief operating officer. He rose through the ranks, starting in late 1984 on an MBA fellowship and joining the payroll in January 1985.