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Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr.

Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr.

Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. has been a member of the Cerner Board of Directors since December 2013.

Daniels is the 12th president of Purdue University, a post he assumed in January 2013 at the conclusion of his term as the governor of Indiana.

He was elected Indiana’s 49th governor in 2004, in his first bid for any elected office, and was reelected in 2008 to a second and final term, receiving more votes than any candidate for any public office in the state's history. As governor, Daniels spearheaded a host of reforms aimed at strengthening the Indiana economy and improving the ethical standards, fiscal condition and performance of state government.

He also currently serves as a member of the boards of directors for Energy Systems Network, Norfolk Southern Corporation and Urban Institute.

Daniels had a successful career in business and government, holding numerous top management positions in both the private and public sectors. He served as chief executive officer of the Hudson Institute and president of Eli Lilly and Company's North American pharmaceutical operations. He also served as chief of staff to Senator Richard Lugar, senior advisor to President Ronald Reagan and Director of the Office of Management and Budget under George W. Bush.

He earned a bachelor's degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton in 1971 and a law degree from Georgetown in 1979. He is the author of three books.

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