Kimberly-Clark Nominates New Board Member

March 8, 2022

Kimberly-Clark Corp., parent company of Kimberly-Clark Professional, announced that Sylvia Mathews Burwell has been nominated for election to its board of directors.

Burwell has served as the president of American University since 2017. Prior to joining American University, she served as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services from 2014 to 2017. If successfully elected, Burwell will succeed Ian Read, who is retiring from the company’s board this year. The official election will take place at Kimberly-Clark’s annual shareholder’s meeting on April 27, 2022.

“We are excited about our plans to add Sylvia to the board,” said Mike Hsu, Kimberly-Clark chairman and CEO “Her diverse senior leadership experience in academia and the public sector, along with her international perspective, will contribute to our board conversations as we execute our growth strategy, and inspire our purpose-led brands working to uplift the lives of millions around the world.”

About Kimberly-Clark Professional
Kimberly-Clark Professional offers an array of hand hygiene and contamination-control products. Located in Roswell, Georgia, Kimberly-Clark Professional is one of Kimberly-Clark Corp.’s four business sectors. For more information, visit