At Wyeth, Corcoran served on the corporate management, operations, human resources and benefits committees. For his innovation and leadership, Corcoran received the prestigious Animal Pharm Lifetime Achievement Award and the Banfield Industry Leadership Award in 2007. In 2008, he received the Industry Leadership Award from the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor, sponsored by the Kansas City Economic Development Corporation. He is also the first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Veterinary Distributors Association.
Corcoran serves on the board of directors of Animal Health International Inc. (Nasdaq:AHII) and Phibro (London Stock Exchange). Additionally, he is past chairman of the Animal Health Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based trade association of the animal health industry, and served on the board of directors for the Kansas City Life Sciences Council.
He and his wife, Dr. Barbara Blumer-Corcoran, have endowed numerous scholarships at USA, including awards in athletics, business, continuing education, and medicine.
Corcoran earned his bachelor of science degree in marketing from USA in 1970, and later completed the Executive Management Program at Columbia University.
Nix has served on the USA Board of Trustees for 21 years. He was first appointed to the board in 1989 by Gov. Guy Hunt, and then later reappointed to a second term in 1997 by Gov. Fob James.
USA’s board has 17 members, including the governor and the state superintendent of education serving as ex-officio members. The appointment will now go before the state Senate for confirmation. A regular term on the USA board is 12 years.