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William D. Zollars

William D. Zollars

William D. Zollars has been a member of the Cerner Board of Directors since May 2005 and has served as lead independent director since April 2019.

Zollars is the former chairman, president and chief executive officer of YRC Worldwide (now known as YRC Freight). YRC Freight provides transportation and global logistics services. He was president of Yellow Transportation, Inc., from September 1996 through November 1999. Prior to that, Zollars was senior vice president of Ryder Integrated Logistics. He also held various executive positions with Eastman Kodak. He also serves on the board of directors of Prologis, Inc.

Zollars has a bachelor’s in economics from the University of Minnesota and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

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