Digital Healthcare Veteran Rita Garnett Khan Appointed New Incoming Board Director
Rochester, NY – March 8, 2023 – Butler/Till, a women-owned, 100% employee-owned, results-driven marketing agency and one of the fastest growing private companies in the United States, today announced the appointment of Rita Garnett Khan to its Board of Directors. Khan will serve as chair of the Governance Committee, committed to promoting diversity on the board to continually support the company’s growth.
According to Deloitte Global’s “Women in the Boardroom: A Global Perspective” report, women hold 19.7 percent of board seats globally, up just 2 percent from 2018. Khan’s appointment to Butler/Till’s Board of Directors illustrates the firm’s commitment to advancing the representation of women and minorities in corporate boardrooms.
“Women and minorities are still underrepresented in corporate boardrooms, and as a female-founded and owned agency, we are doing our part to change that. Khan brings a wealth of digital experience and shares our passion for creating equitable organizations and advancing them through digital transformation. We are honored to have her join our Board and are confident that her guidance and support will help us continually evolve to solve our clients’ toughest challenges.”– Kimberly Jones, President & CEO
As chair of Butler/Till’s Governance Committee, Khan will focus on building relationships with qualified Board candidates to ensure the company’s Board has the requisite expertise and represents a diverse range of backgrounds to continually guide Butler/Till’s future. She will also leverage her experience and extensive professional network to support and expand innovative work in the healthcare field.
“I embrace the opportunity to be part of Butler/Till, a growing organization that is uniquely employee-owned, women-founded, and served by an all-women Board. I am committed to ensuring that its Board has access to talent that can uphold its values and help the company harness the power of technology to continually support the diverse needs of its people and the clients they serve.”– Rita Khan, Board Member
Butler/Till’s Board of Directors includes Kathleen Brookbanks, an advertising and marketing industry veteran and former Chief Operating Officer of Hearts & Science; Shideh Sedgh Bina, founding partner of Insigniam; Kimberly Jones, President & CEO, Butler/Till; and Danielle Montesano, Managing Director at JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Rita Garnett Khan, Board Director, Butler/Till Board of Directors
Khan currently serves as Chief Digital Officer for the Mayo Clinic and is responsible for leading its Center for Digital Health. Previously, she served as Executive Vice President for UnitedHealthcare’s portfolio of digital properties where she led the consumer digital transformation for UnitedHealthcare across the Medicare, Medicaid, and Commercial business units. She has also led product strategy and development for several companies, serving as Global Vice President of Product for Digital River and as Product Director for Best Buy.
She is an executive member of the Mayo Clinic’s Enterprise Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis.
Khan earned an MBA from The Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas and a BA from Tufts University.
Butler/Till is an independent results-driven marketing agency that is women-owned, 100% employee-owned, and a certified B Corporation. The company is built on a passionate, collaborative ownership culture that reduces turnover, increases productivity, and provides business transformational impact. As a certified B Corporation, Butler/Till meets the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. Specialties include media, integrated planning, analytics, and creative, with a focus in highly regulated industries. For more information, connect with us!
We’re thrilled to have Rita join us and look forward to the limitless opportunities ahead. Welcome Rita!