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Illumina: Kathryne Reeves

Illumina has announced that Kathryne Reeves will join the firm as chief marketing officer on Sept. 28, 2020, reporting to CEO Francis deSouza.

Reeves brings more than 25 years of marketing and management experience and comes to Illumina from Cardinal Health, where she was senior VP of enterprise marketing and general manager of the medical services global business unit. Prior to that, she held positions at Booz Allen Hamilton, AOL/TimeWarner, Nationwide Insurance, and Scotts Miracle-Gro.

Reeves holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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