With yesterday’s passing of Bernard Tyson, CEO of Kaiser Permanente, we lost a truly beautiful and hugely influential man. It is hard to capture his influence and impact on us all. He was an important corporate sector leader committed to using his power for good. He was a role model for young Black men and took that status seriously through his work on My Brother’s Keeper and the Executives’ Alliance for Boys and Men of Color. He was an advocate for safe and affordable housing as evidenced by Kaiser’s extensive investments in housing and homelessness. He was also a thoughtful corporate leader who dedicated his time to efforts like chairing the Bay Area Council. Bernard’s loss will be felt locally and nationally, in the Black community, and among all of us who work for racial justice. But our deepest condolences go out to his family, where we know the loss is felt most profoundly. Rest In Peace.
Remembering Bernard Tyson, CEO of Kaiser Permanente
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