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ACHE names new president/CEO

January 3, 2013

The American College of Healthcare Executives has named as its new president and CEO effective May 13 Deborah Bowen, who currently serves as the professional society's executive vice president and chief operating officer. Bowen joined ACHE as director of government relations in 1992 and served as vice president of its administration division between 1994 and 2000, when she left to become deputy executive director of the Society of Actuaries. She has held board leadership roles for the Institute for Diversity in Healthcare Management, Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education, and Association Forum of Chicagoland, and is a Baldrige Executive Fellow. "Deborah is a terrific choice to lead ACHE," said AHA President and CEO Rich Umbdenstock. "She has always been clear in her commitments to professional development, to diversity in health care leadership and to the transformation of the health care sector." Bowen succeeds Thomas Dolan, who will retire after 22 years at the organization's helm.