Donna A. James has been a director of Boston Scientific since July 2015. She is the founder and managing director of Lardon & Associates LLC, a business development and executive advisory services firm, where she has served as president and managing director since April 2006. Ms. James has more than 30 years of diverse management and leadership experience, including her experience at Nationwide Insurance and Financial Services, beginning in 1981. In her 25 years at Nationwide, she served in several leadership roles, including president of Nationwide Strategic Investments, a division of Nationwide Insurance Company, from 2003 to 2006, at which time she had direct responsibility for developing and executing strategies for several U.S. and global financial services subsidiaries and affiliates. Ms. James also is the founder of The Center for Healthy Families, a non-profit in Columbus, Ohio, and the former chair of the National Women's Business Council by presidential appointment. Ms. James currently serves as a director of L Brands, Inc., and FIS Group, a privately-held asset management and investment advisory firm. She formerly served as a director of Time Warner Cable Inc., and Marathon Petroleum, Inc., where she is currently serving as a board advisor. She received her B.S. in Accounting from North Carolina A&T State University.