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MasterCard and Yale New Haven Health System Execs Named to UNH Board of Governors

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3/5/2010 12:44 PM
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Lawrence Flanagan and Kevin A. Myatt Lawrence Flanagan (left); Kevin A. Myatt (right)

West Haven, Conn., March 5, 2010 - Two new members have been appointed to the Board of Governors of the University of New Haven (UNH): Lawrence Flanagan '80, CMO Worldwide Marketing & Communications for MasterCard Worldwide, and Kevin A. Myatt, Yale New Haven Health System senior vice president, Human Resources. 

Flanagan graduated from UNH in 1980 with a bachelor's degree in marketing.  Prior to joining MasterCard Worldwide, he worked as marketing director for Procter & Gamble from 1986 to 1994, and then as assistant vice president of marketing for L'Oreal U.S.A.  In managing the worldwide, consumer-focused evolution of the MasterCard brand, Flanagan uses brand advertising, digital marketing, sponsorship properties, promotional usage programs, global marketing intelligence and other initiatives in a strategic, integrated marketing approach. He is a member of the MasterCard Worldwide Executive Management Committee, national co-chair of the CMO Summit and a board director of The Ad Council. He also launched the company's famed Priceless® advertising campaign, which airs in over 110 countries worldwide. His numerous awards and honors include a Gold Effie, an Addy and a Cresta. He was selected as "Person of the Year" by The Ad Club of New York in 2008 and recognized by Sports Business International as one of the "25 Most Influential People in Sports" in 2004. Prior to becoming chief marketing officer for MasterCard, Flanagan also held the positions of senior vice president, North America Marketing, and vice president, U.S. Advertising.

Myatt joined Yale-New Haven Hospital in 2007 as senior vice president of human resources after five years as associate vice chancellor and chief human resources officer at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.  Prior to Vanderbilt, Myatt served as vice president of human resources for Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  He also has served on the boards of directors for a number of organizations, including Aid to Adoption of Special Kids, Black Family and Child Services in Arizona, and Urban Leagues in Arizona and Nebraska.  Myatt also served as director for Aegis Family Health Centers in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and as a trustee for the Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Facility at Oak Summit and was chair of the Winston-Salem State University Board of Trustees, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  He earned his bachelor's degree in psychology from Virginia State University and a master's degree in business administration from Arizona State University. 

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