PHILADELPHIA - Two prominent alumni of Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business have been inducted into the Drexel 100, the University’s most prestigious alumni society. Wayne T. Gattinella ’76, CEO, president and director of WebMD Health Corporation, and Dominic J. Caruso ’80, vice president of finance and chief financial officer at Johnson & Johnson.
Gattinella and Caruso received their honors on Saturday, May 5, 2007 during Drexel’s celebration of Blue & Gold Days. The Drexel 100 was founded in 1991 on the University’s Centennial Anniversary. Members of the Drexel 100 embody Drexel’s heritage of excellence and achievement in their professional accomplishments, public service and philanthropic activities.
As president of WebMd Health, Wayne Gattinella leads an organization that has become the industry leader in providing private health and benefits portals for Fortune 500 companies and the country's largest health plans with more than 35 million users per month. Hired as its first president in 2001 Gattinella was instrumental in evolving WebMD.com to its current form, now WebMD Health, a subsidiary of Emdeon Corporation, solidifying both its financial security and expanding its reach and scope. He also increased WebMD’s market presence by brokering an exclusive contract with CBS News which now uses and promotes WebMD in both its television and Web site medical news segments. Most recently, Gattinella spoke at LeBow College’s “A View From The Top Series” about his successful path from Drexel University to WebMD.
Dominic Caruso was appointed Johnson & Johnson's vice president of finance and chief financial officer effective January 1, 2007. Caruso led Johnson & Johnson's Group Finance organization since December 2005 and was previously vice president of Group Finance for the Medical Devices and Diagnostics Group of Johnson & Johnson and a member of the Group's Operating Committee. He was also vice president of finance for Ortho-McNeil, a division within Johnson & Johnson's pharmaceutical section. Caruso joined Johnson & Johnson in 1999 when it acquired Centocor, Inc. where he had been vice president of finance.