James D. Shelton
JAMES D. SHELTON has been a director of Ventas since 2008. From August 2010 to January 2011, Mr. Shelton served as interim Chief Executive Officer of Omnicare, Inc. (NYSE: OCR) ("Omnicare"). Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Triad Hospitals, Inc. (formerly NYSE: TRI) (“Triad”), an owner and manager of hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers, from 1999 until it was sold in July 2007. Before leading the formation and spin-off of Triad from Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation (now known as HCA Inc.) (“HCA”), Mr. Shelton was President of the Pacific Group of HCA from 1998 to 1999 and President of the Central Group of HCA from 1994 to 1998. During his more than 30 years of healthcare experience, he has also held various executive positions with National Medical Enterprises (now known as Tenet Healthcare Corporation). Mr. Shelton previously served as non-executive Chairman of the Board of Omnicare and on the Boards of Optimal IMX Inc., the Federation of American Hospitals and the American Hospital Association.