NATICK, Mass., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced that the Company's Board of Directors has elected Kristina M. Johnson, Ph.D., as a Director, effective January 1, 2011. Dr. Johnson previously served as a Director of Boston Scientific before accepting an appointment in 2009 as Under Secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy.
Prior to her appointment as Under Secretary, Dr. Johnson was Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at The Johns Hopkins University. Previously, she served as Dean of the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University. She has held positions as a full professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Colorado-Boulder, and Director of the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Optoelectronics Computing Systems. Dr. Johnson has also served as a director of AES Corporation, Minerals Technologies, Inc. and Nortel Networks Corporation.
Dr. Johnson received B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University. She was a Fulbright Faculty Scholar in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Edinburgh, and a NATO Post-Doctoral Fellow at Trinity College in Dublin. Dr. Johnson has been recognized with numerous awards for her many contributions to engineering, including the John Fritz Medal, which is widely considered the highest award in the engineering profession. Previous recipients include Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison and Orville Wright.
"We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Johnson back to Boston Scientific," said Pete Nicholas, Chairman of the Boston Scientific Board of Directors. "She is a distinguished leader with a broad range of expertise in science, technology, business, education and government. We are extremely fortunate to have someone of her intellect, talent and experience as a member of our Board."
With the election of Dr. Johnson, the Boston Scientific Board of Directors increases to 13 members.
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