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Management Team

Kevin J. McNamara
President and Chief Executive Officer
Kevin J. McNamara, 68, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Chemed Corporation. He is also Chairman of the company's VITAS Healthcare Corporation subsidiary. Mr. McNamara began his career at Chemed in 1980 as a corporate attorney. In 1981, he moved to Omnicare, Inc., Chemed’s then 24%-owned affiliate, as Secretary. In 1986, Mr. McNamara returned to Chemed and was named Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary. From 1990 through 1992, he also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Omnicare. In 1992, Mr. McNamara was elected Vice Chairman of Chemed, while still serving as its General Counsel and Secretary. In 1993, he was named Executive Vice President, Secretary, and General Counsel of Chemed. The Board of Directors elected Mr. McNamara to his present position of President in 1994 and to the additional post of Chief Executive Officer in 2001. In February 2004, he also became Chairman of the company's VITAS subsidiary. Mr. McNamara holds an A.B. degree in economics from Denison University and a J.D. from Cornell Law School.
David P. Williams
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

David P. Williams, 61, is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Chemed Corporation. He is also Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the company's Roto-Rooter Management Company subsidiary.

Mr. Williams joined Chemed in 1990 as Vice President of Finance for The Omnia Group, a former subsidiary engaged in the manufacture and distribution of medical and dental products. He was promoted to Senior Vice President of Finance in 1992 and to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Omnia in 1993. He transferred to the Roto-Rooter Management Company subsidiary in 1998 as Chief Financial Officer and was named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer the following year. In March 2004, the Chemed Board of Directors elected Mr. Williams a Vice President and the Chief Financial Officer of Chemed. In August 2007, he was named an Executive Vice President of Chemed, while retaining his title of CFO.

Prior to joining Chemed, Mr. Williams worked for Price Waterhouse as Manager of Comprehensive Professional Services from 1983 to 1990.

Mr. Williams holds a B.A. in accounting from Michigan State University. In addition, he earned his M.B.A. from Michigan State University's Executive Management Program.

Spencer S. Lee
Executive Vice President

Spencer S. Lee, 66, is an Executive Vice President of Chemed Corporation and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of its Roto-Rooter Management Company subsidiary. Mr. Lee began his career at Chemed in 1980 as an Assistant to the President. In 1981, he transferred to Chemed's Roto-Rooter subsidiary as Director of Development. In 1983, Mr. Lee moved into the field and became Assistant General Manager of Roto-Rooter's Boston division. He was promoted in 1984 to Vice President of Roto-Rooter's Mid-Atlantic Region, based in Baltimore. In 1989, he took on additional responsibility for the Northeast Region. In 1992, Mr. Lee moved back to Roto-Rooter headquarters, continuing as Vice President for the Northeast. In 1996, Mr. Lee was promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations for Roto-Rooter Services Company, and in 1999, he was named to his current position of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Roto-Rooter Management Company. The Board of Directors elected him to the additional post of Executive Vice President of Chemed in 2000. Mr. Lee holds a B.A. degree from Claremont McKenna College and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

 

Nicholas M. Westfall
Executive Vice President

Nicholas M. Westfall, 43, is Executive Vice President of Chemed Corporation. He is also Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of the Company’s VITAS Healthcare Corporation subsidiary.

Mr. Westfall joined Chemed in 2009 as Director of Information Technology and Operations. He joined VITAS in 2012 as Senior Vice President of Field Operations and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2015. In June 2016 the Chemed Board of Directors elected Mr. Westfall an Executive Vice President of the Company and he was also promoted to Chief Executive Officer of VITAS.

Prior to joining Chemed, he was a Senior Manager at Deloitte and Touche LLP, responsible for providing consulting services to clients primarily in healthcare, manufacturing, telecommunications and professional services industries.

Mr. Westfall holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Dayton in Ohio and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.

Brian C. Judkins
Vice President, Secretary and Chief Legal Officer
Brian C. Judkins, 41, is Vice President, Secretary and Chief Legal Officer. Mr. Judkins was promoted to Secretary and Chief Legal Officer in August 2020. He joined Chemed in January of 2019 as VP and Counsel. Prior to his role at Chemed, Mr. Judkins was a partner at Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP, with a broad corporate and M&A practice. Mr. Judkins holds a B.A. degree from the University of Michigan and a J.D. degree from the Georgetown University Law Center.
Michael D. Witzeman
Vice President and Controller
Michael D. Witzeman, 51, is Vice President, Controller and Director of Finance at Chemed Corporation. Mr. Witzeman was promoted to Controller in May of 2017. He joined Chemed in 2005 as an Assistant Controller in charge of SEC Reporting and adoption of new accounting guidance and was promoted to Vice President in 2012. Prior to joining Chemed, Mr. Witzeman was a Senior Manager of Assurance Services at Deloitte & Touche LLP. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Cincinnati, an M.B.A. from The Ohio State University, and is a licensed C.P.A.
Lisa A. Reinhard
Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Assistant Secretary
Lisa A. Reinhard, 50, is Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Assistant Secretary of Chemed Corporation. Mrs. Reinhard was promoted to Chief Administrative Officer in May of 2006 and to Vice President in May of 2011. She joined Chemed in 1995 as Director of Environmental Regulation. Mrs. Reinhard holds a B.A. degree from Northern Kentucky University
Thomas C. Hutton
Vice President
Mr. Hutton’s experience, qualifications, attributes and skills include serving as a Vice President of the Company.  He has held this position since February 1988. Previously, Mr. Hutton, who has a J.D. and Master’s of Public Administration degree from Cornell University, practiced corporate law in New York concentrating in securities and regulatory law from 1977 to 1987.  He served as a director of Omnicare from May 1983 to May 2001.  Currently Mr. Hutton serves as a trustee on three private foundations including the Chemed Foundation.
Gregory A. Zarick
Vice President
Greg Zarick, 61, is Vice President at Chemed Corporation, a position he has held since November of 2018. Mr. Zarick has experience in general management, marketing, strategy, M&A, financial analysis and operations. He has held management roles in multiple operating companies within current and former Chemed divisions as well as in public and private companies outside of Chemed. Mr. Zarick holds an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Chemistry and an MBA from Indiana University.
Holley R. Schmidt
Vice President and Assistant Controller
Holley R. Schmidt, 52, was promoted to Vice President of Chemed Corporation in May of 2021. Mrs. Schmidt has held the position of Assistant Controller since 2012. She joined Chemed in 2004 as a Senior Accounting Manager. Prior to her role at Chemed, Mrs. Schmidt was an Accounting Manager for Chemed’s Roto-Rooter subsidiary. Mrs. Schmidt had worked at Roto-Rooter since 1998. Mrs. Schmidt holds a B.S. from Xavier University, a CPA License in the state of Ohio, and an M.B.A from Northern Kentucky University.
Nathan J. McNamara
Vice President
Nathan J. McNamara, 35, joined Chemed in November 2018 and was promoted to Vice President in 2021. Prior to Chemed, Mr. McNamara served as a Director in Strategy and Innovation at VITAS Healthcare, a Chemed wholly-owned subsidiary, which he joined in 2016.Before joining VITAS, Mr. McNamara worked for Booz Allen Hamilton and Oliver Wyman as a management consultant. Mr. McNamara received a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from the Duke University Fuqua School of Business.