Brent Shafer has served as a director of Baxter since May 2022 and was appointed lead independent director in February 2023.
Shafer is the former chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of Cerner Corporation, serving in this role from 2018 to 2021. Prior to Cerner, Shafer held a number of roles at Koninklijke Philips NV, including CEO of Philips North America and CEO of Philips Home Healthcare Solutions business. Before joining Philips, Shafer was vice president and general manager of Hillrom's Patient Care Environment Division and worked at GE Medical Systems where he served in key positions in sales, marketing, and general management. Shafer has also held senior roles at Hewlett Packard's Medical Products Group and Johnson & Johnson. He currently serves as a director of Tactile Systems Technology.