McKesson Appoints Pete Slone to Senior Vice President of Corporate Public Affairs

July 07, 2015

Slone to lead Public Affairs team to advance critical business objectives

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 7, 2015 – McKesson Corporation today announced that Pete Slone has been appointed to senior vice president, corporate public affairs, effective June 22. Slone joins McKesson from Medtronic plc where he served as the vice president of global government affairs for more than thirteen years.

In his role at McKesson, Slone will serve as McKesson’s chief external policy representative and head of the McKesson PAC as he and his team of fifteen will focus on policy analysis and development, legislative and regulatory advocacy, policy communications and stakeholder engagement. His team will also interact with the Executive Branch agencies, members of Congress, state officials and all relevant trade associations, patient groups, customers and third-party stakeholders on issues of importance to the company or its customers.

“We are delighted to have Pete lead our Public Affairs team,” said Lori Schechter, EVP, general counsel and chief compliance officer, McKesson. “Pete’s strong background in government affairs work as well as his experience in developing and advocating for critical public policy positions make him uniquely qualified to lead our team and help shape our approach to health care policy in a time of dynamic change.”

Prior to joining Medtronic, Slone spent seventeen years at the government affairs firm BKSH and Associates (now Prime Policy Group) in Washington, D.C., including tenure as managing director. While at BKSH, his clients included a number of leading healthcare interests such as Baxter Healthcare, Medtronic, and the Santa Clara Valley, CA Health and Hospital System.

Slone holds a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Keenan-Flagler School of Business. He is a frequent lecturer on topical healthcare reform issues for hospital administration, clinical and academic audiences.

About McKesson Corporation

McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 11th on the FORTUNE 500, is a healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to making the business of healthcare run better. McKesson partners with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting. McKesson helps its customers improve their financial, operational, and clinical performance with solutions that include pharmaceutical and medical-surgical supply management, healthcare information technology, and business and clinical services. For more information, visit

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