Sandy Jesse Joins Haemonetics as Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

Aug 02, 2011, 08:00 ET from Haemonetics Corporation

BRAINTREE, Mass., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Haemonetics Corporation (NYSE: HAE) announced that Sandra Jesse will join Haemonetics effective September 6, 2011 as Vice President and Chief Legal Officer replacing Lisa Lopez who retired earlier this year.

Ms. Jesse, age 59, has been Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts ("BCBS") since 1995.  Prior to BCBS, she was a Partner at Choate, Hall & Stewart and an Associate at Bingham, Dana & Gould.  

She has a law degree from Boston College and a BA in journalism from Indiana University.  

Haemonetics' CEO Brian Concannon said, "Sandy is an experienced attorney and business executive with considerable background which will be relevant to our Company's blood management vision. Early in her career she was a newspaper reporter, Congressional legislative assistant and Press Secretary in Washington, DC. More recently she helped BCBS navigate the changes in Massachusetts healthcare reform and prepare for national healthcare reform.  In the interim, her legal experience in private practice focused on the finance, strategic alliance and M&A needs of corporate clients. We are delighted to have someone of her talent and background join our team."

Ms. Jesse will join Haemonetics' Executive Council and Operating Committee, assuming responsibility for the Company's world wide legal affairs, including compliance, internal audit and environmental health & safety.  

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SOURCE Haemonetics Corporation