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Cliff Illig, Co-Founder Of Kansas City's Cerner Corp., Retires

Cerner Corp.
Forty years after co-founding Cerner Corp., Cliff Illig has retired.

Cliff Illig, Cerner Corp. co-founder and vice chairman, has retired from the Kansas City-based health IT company to focus on outside interests, according to a news release.

Illig notified the board and the company on Monday, and the announcement takes effect Tuesday, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

"It was one year ago that we announced Brent (Shafer) as our new chairman and CEO,” Illig said in the release. “It’s very clear to me that the work that Brent and Cerner’s strong leadership team have done this past year has the company on the right path. That, combined with my focus on a growing number of outside interests, led me to what I believe is the right decision at the right time — the decision to leave the enterprise that has meant a great deal to me for my entire career.”

Read the full story in the Kansas City Business Journal.

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