The American Hospital Association (AHA) has retained WittKieffer to aid in the recruitment of two Regional Executives for Regions 4 and 8 respectively.
The AHA is a national organization and leading voice on national healthcare issues that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities. More than 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, other providers of care and 37,000 individual members come together to form the AHA.
Reporting to the Vice President and Senior Vice President, Field Engagement, the Region 4, Regional Executive scope includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, South Carolina and Tennessee. The Region 8, Regional Executive scope includes Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. He/she will represent the AHA as the primary point of contact for hospitals and health systems in the region, and maximize the impact of AHA’s influence across the region (members and non-members). As AHA is recognized as the national advocate for hospitals and the communities and patients they serve, the Regional Executive will focus on retaining members and actively recruit non-members, and establishing and maintaining executive-level relationships via regular and various communication and engagement strategies. As members rely upon AHA for exceptional advocacy, the Regional Executive will be expected to facilitate an effective advocacy network in his/her specific geographic area and become a trusted and respected partner with members, alliance partners and key constituents. A key responsibility will include being an effective lead contact with state hospital association (regional and metro where applicable) CEOs in the region to promote membership value for an effective grassroots advocacy with state associations and the AHA. This includes participating in and presenting at state hospital association board meetings, annual meetings, and other state hospital association meetings.
Candidates should have a minimum of 7-10 years senior level experience and prior professional experience working with large hospitals and health systems in a sales, account management, or consulting capacity and/or working in large hospitals and health systems in an executive, operational, or policy capacity is preferred. A combination of advocacy and member relations experience is ideal. A Bachelor’s degree is required and a Master’s degree in health/business administration or a related field is highly preferred.
Interested parties should direct all nominations and resumes to the consultants supporting this search, John McFarland and Jim Gauss preferably via e-mail to: