Cerner VP of Strategic Growth goes on leave to focus on political campaign in Kansas

“Cerner executive Amanda Adkins has taken a leave of absence from the company to focus on her campaign to unseat Democratic Rep. Sharice Davids.”

“Adkins, a former Kansas Republican chair, launched her bid for Kansas’ 3rd congressional district in September, but initially planned to remain as Cerner’s vice president of strategic growth through the campaign.”

“But as of last week, according to a company spokeswoman, Adkins went on unpaid leave after from her role after 15 years with the health care IT giant…”

“But Holman said the fact that she can return from leave after the election still raises questions about a conflict of interest since she could end up on committees with oversight of the company’s contracts if elected to Congress…” Read the full article here.

Source: Kansas GOP candidate Adkins goes on leave from Cerner to focus on House campaign – By Bryan Lowry and Kevin Hardy, January 23, 2020. IMPACT2020.

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