Dr. Julie Shimer has joined the board of Apollo Endosurgery, Inc.

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apollo Endosurgery, Inc. (“Apollo”) (Nasdaq:APEN) today announced that Dr. Julie Shimer, who led Welch Allyn Inc. and Vocera Communications as its Chief Executive Officer and President, has been appointed to Apollo’s Board of Directors by shareholder election on May 23, 2018. Additionally, John Creecy, CEO of Remeditex Ventures, has retired from the Board following a 7-year tenure.

Dr. Shimer will join eight other directors, four of whom are independent under the rules and regulations of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, and will serve as the board’s Chair of the Compensation Committee.