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Executive women at McKesson are shaping the future of healthcare

With a breadth of talent and experience, executive women are thriving in their leadership roles at McKesson. Here we meet two of those women who are shaping the future of healthcare.

Executive Women at McKesson

Kathy McElligot Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer, McKesson Corporation

As CIO, McElligott is responsible for all technology initiatives within the corporation. As CTO, McElligott guides the overall technology direction for the company’s healthcare technology products, and provides support and guidance for application development processes companywide.

Prior to McKesson, McElligott served as the CIO of Emerson, a St. Louis-based global manufacturing and technology company, where she managed the company’s information technology strategy and information security for its global operations, including hardware, software, and services, as well as its telecommunications and data center infrastructure. In her 15 years at Emerson, McElligott held a variety of executive positions including vice president of Information Technology for Emerson Industrial Automation and vice president of Information Technology for Emerson Power Transmission. Previously, McElligott spent 22 years with General Electric, holding multiple information systems leadership roles, ultimately becoming CIO of supply chain for GE Aircraft Engines.

McElligott sits on the board of directors at ArcBest, a publicly traded $2.6B freight transportation and logistics company. While in St. Louis, McElligott was a member of the  board of trustees for Fontbonne University, the industry advisory council of Washington University and member on the St. Louis CIO Board. McElligott is also a member of the CIO Strategy Exchange, a small and selective multi-sponsor program for chief information officers from the most forward-looking companies.

McElligott holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in computer science from Kent State University and a master’s degree in business management from Xavier University.




Lori A. Schechter
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, McKesson Corporation

Lori A. Schechter is responsible for overseeing McKesson’s general counsel organization, which consists of the law, public affairs, compliance and corporate secretarial functions for McKesson and its subsidiaries.

Schechter served as associate general counsel of McKesson from January 2012–June 2014. Previously, she was a litigation partner at Morrison & Foerster where she represented clients in complex litigation and investigations and served for four years as chair of the 500-lawyer global litigation department.

Schechter was named by the National Law Journal as one of the “Top 50 Female Litigators in the Country.” She received her B.A. from Cornell University, and her J.D. from Yale Law School.

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