Maximus has announced the planned retirement of Peter Pond as chair of the board and board member. He will be succeeded by John Haley, and Anne Altman joins Richard Montoni as vice chair.
Pond has served as a director since 1997 and as chair of the board since 2001.
“Maximus has benefited greatly from Peter’s contributions,” Haley said. “His extensive knowledge of finance developed through a successful career in investment banking, as well as his deep understanding and appreciation for Maximus helped guide the company as we expanded to nine countries, completed numerous strategic acquisitions, and grew to more than 34,000 employees.”
Pond chaired the compensation committee, and served on the audit committee and nominating and governance committee.
“For more than 20 years, Peter has been pivotal in the transformation of Maximus into the leading health and human services provider for government,” said Bruce Caswell, president and CEO of Maximus. “I am grateful for his vision, leadership, and extensive knowledge of public company management and oversight.”
Haley served as a director from 2002-2019 and rejoined the board in 2020. Since January 2016, he was CEO and director of Willis Towers Watson, an insurance broker and human resources and employee benefits consulting firm. He announced his retirement as CEO effective Dec. 31.
“I wish John, Anne, and the board of directors continued success in guiding the exciting future that lays ahead,” Pond said.