IRVINE, Calif., April 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Endologix, Inc. (Nasdaq:ELGX), developer and marketer of innovative treatments for aortic disorders, announced today that Roderick de Greef will retire from the Board of Directors at the end of his current term, which ends on May 23, 2013, the date of the Company's annual shareholder meeting. Thomas F. Zenty, III will stand for election as a Class III director to fill the resulting vacant position at the upcoming annual shareholder meeting. John McDermott, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Thomas Zenty is a seasoned executive and board member with significant experience leading healthcare systems. He understands both academic and private hospitals and will be able to provide valuable insights into the evolving healthcare landscape. He is a strong candidate to join the Endologix board as we continue to develop and introduce innovative new technologies." Thomas F. Zenty, III is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of University Hospitals Health System, Inc., Cleveland, OH. Previously, Mr. Zenty held various executive positions at Cedars-Sinai Health System, St. Josephs Medical Center, a division of Catholic Health Care West, Franciscan Health System of New Jersey and St. Mary Hospital, Connecticut. Mr. Zenty is Chairman of the Board of Western Reserve Assurance Company, Ltd. SPC, a privately-held insurance company and chairs The Coalition to Protect American's Health Care. Mr. Zenty is a past board member of the American Hospital Association and has also served on the board of directors of Nationwide Financial Services and Amerimed. Mr. Zenty has held several academic positions with prestigious universities, including his current position as Adjunct Professor, Banking & Finance at Case Western Reserve University. He received a Master's degree in Public Administration from New York University, a Master's degree in Hospital Administration from Xavier University, and a Bachelor's degree in Health Planning from Pennsylvania State University.