Kaiser Permanente's board said it will promote a veteran executive to be the next chairman and chief executive of the healthcare giant.
Bernard J. Tyson will replace George Halvorson, 65, who is retiring next year after a long tenure at the helm of the Oakland company.
Tyson, 53, has been Kaiser's president and chief operating officer for the past two years. He has held a variety of roles during his 28-year career at Kaiser and he's credited with helping create the company's "Thrive" advertising campaign.
Tyson is expected to assume the chief executive role in the middle of next year and take over as chairman in January 2014.