New Board Member Appointed at the Institute for Defense and Business

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Institute for Defense and Business (IDB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Debra Plousha Moore, Chief Human Resources Officer of Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS), to the company's Board of Directors. The IDB Board of Directors sets the overall direction and philosophy of the organization, providing oversight and guidance. Reflecting the Institute's global reach and perspective, these distinguished leaders in government, military, business, and academia bring broad vision to the organization and its mission.

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"We are excited to welcome Ms. Plousha Moore as a member of the IDB Board. Her wealth of executive experience in Education and Human Resources, coupled with her extensive history of community service and her membership on a variety of boards, ideally positions her to help us all advance the good work of the Institute for Defense and Business," said James G. Martin, Chairman of the IDB Board of Directors and former Governor of North Carolina. "Her perspective and insights will be invaluable as we continue to move forward at the IDB."

As Chief Human Resources Officer, Ms. Plousha Moore directs the human resources division of Carolinas HealthCare System. Her office oversees recruitment, compensation, benefits, workforce relations, organizational development, and CHS LiveWELL - a prevention and wellness program, serving more than 48,000 full-time and part-time employees system-wide. Before moving to Charlotte, NC, Ms. Debra Plousha Moore was a Senior Vice President, Human Resources/Organizational Development for Ohio Health. The Ohio Health Corporate University she established has earned national recognition for exceptional customer service, patient satisfaction and associate relations and Ohio Health made the Fortune list of "100 Best Places to Work," three years in a row.

Additionally, Ms. Plousha Moore held human resources positions with Genesys Health System in Grand Blanc, Michigan and Franciscan Health System of the Ohio Valley in Ohio. She also served for 10 years as a student affairs administrator and adjunct faculty member at the University of Dayton. Ms. Plousha Moore is a member of the National Association of Health Services Executives and the Society for Human Resource Management. She is actively involved in the Charlotte Community as a member of the Charlotte Chapter of Links, Inc., and sits on several boards including Urban Ministries, the McColl Center for Visual Arts, and the Duke Mansion. A graduate of San Francisco State University, Ms. Plousha Moore has a master's degree in education, counseling and human services from the University of Dayton.

In addition to Ms. Plousha Moore, other Institute for Defense and Business Board of Directors include:

The Honorable James G. Martin – (Chairman) – Former Governor of North Carolina and Former Member of the U.S. Congress

Mr. Frank B. Holding, Jr. – (Vice Chairman) – Chairman & CEO, First Citizens BancShares, Inc. and First Citizens Bank, Raleigh, North Carolina

Mr. Thomas W. Bradshaw, Jr. – (Treasurer) – Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Raleigh, North Carolina

Mr. Rye Barcott – Co-founder of Carolina for Kibera, Chapel Hill, North Carolina; TED Fellow; and Associate at Duke Energy, Charlotte, North Carolina

Mr. Mark C. Cramer – President, Institute for Defense and Business, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Mr. Seddon (Rusty) Goode, Jr. – Former President and Director, University Research Park, Inc., Charlotte, North Carolina

Mr. James (Jim) E.S. Hynes – Chairman, Board of Commissioners, Carolinas Health Care System, Charlotte, North Carolina

Dr. John D. Kasarda – Director of the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise and Kenan Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Kenan-Flagler Business School, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

LTG William E. Mortensen, USA (Ret.) – Chairman and CEO, Mortensen and Associates, LLC, Southport, North Carolina

Mr. Roger L. Perry, Sr. – President, East West Partners, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Dr. Holden Thorp – Chancellor, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

About the IDB:

The Institute for Defense and Business (IDB) is a non-profit research and education institute that facilitates ongoing information exchanges and partnerships among the Department of Defense, other government agencies, non-governmental organizations and the private sector. The IDB's flagship initiative in partnership with UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School is the DoD Center of Excellence in Logistics and Technology (LOGTECH) featuring executive education, and the Depot and Arsenal Executive Leadership program. The Institute provides additional educational programs that support U.S. Government efforts on economic governance and stabilization, logistics cooperation and business transformation. The IDB also delivers independent programs on logistics, life cycle engineering and an IU-UNC LogMBA.

For more information contact:  Maya Zumwalt, Director of Communications at Zumwalt@idb.org or call 919-969-8008.

SOURCE Institute for Defense and Business



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