Orthocare Innovations Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has announced that Bill Gimson has joined its corporate board of advisors. Gimson currently serves as executive director of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. In this capacity, he is charged with investing $3 billion to establish Texas as a world-class leader in cancer research and prevention through collaboration, innovation, and commercialization.
Previously, Gimson served for 35 years with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia. At the CDC, his senior management roles included director of the office of financial management and, more recently, as the agency’s chief operating officer. As the CDC’s second-ranking official, he had oversight responsibility for more than 15,000 employees and an annual budget in excess of $10 billion.
Gimson, who holds an MBA from Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, led many of CDC’s most significant and high-profile initiatives. These included the development of an almost 4-million-sq.-ft. capital-improvement plan totaling $1.6 billion, improvement of agency security and continuity of operations following the September 11 terrorist attacks, and preparation for a national outbreak of pandemic influenza. During the first half of 2008, Gimson served on the ground in Iraq leading a health unit for a Department of State Provincial Reconstruction Team in Tikrit.