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Calibre Systems Adds Kimberly Horn as New Member of Its Board of Directors

Calibre Systems has appointed Kimberly K. Horn to the Calibre Board of Directors, effective October 1.

According to a release, Kim Horn, president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, oversees all aspects for the Mid-Atlantic region that serves more than 500,000 members and operates 30 medical centers throughout the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia, and Maryland.

"Kim Horn exemplifies the focus on clients and spirit of community that is the foundation of Calibre's culture, while bringing talent and expertise to the Board," said Lieutenant General Tom Carney (USA-Ret), Chairman of the Board of Calibre. "Kim's experience and proven leadership in business management, health, and public-private partnerships will strengthen Calibre's ability to implement our strategic plan and grow our business base. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I welcome her as a member."

Horn's community work includes serving on the Board of the Washington Economic Club, and on the Executive Committees for both the Greater Washington Board of Trade and the D.C. Chamber of Commerce. She also serves on the Board of the Living Classrooms Foundation working to strengthen Baltimore communities and inspiring young people to achieve their potential through hands-on education and job training. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan.

Calibre Systems is an employee-owned management consulting and information technology solutions company supporting government and industry.

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