David A. Olson, FACHE, chief strategy officer, Froedtert Health, Milwaukee, has assumed the office of chairman of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Olson was installed March 24 at the Council of Regents Meeting preceding ACHE’s 61st Congress on Healthcare Leadership.
Olson received the gavel from ACHE’s outgoing Chairman, Charles D. “Chuck” Stokes, FACHE, president/CEO, Memorial Hermann Health System, Houston. As chairman, Olson will serve the second part of a three-year term in ACHE’s consecutive chairmanship offices: Chairman-Elect, Chairman and Immediate Past Chairman.
Board certified in health care management as an ACHE Fellow, Olson served on the ACHE Board of Governors as governor from 2014 to 2017, and as the ACHE regent for Wisconsin from 2004 to 2007. In 2001, Olson was awarded ACHE’s Robert S. Hudgens Memorial Award for Young Healthcare Executive of the Year. In addition to his service to ACHE, Olson served on the Wisconsin Hospital Association board of directors from 2003 to 2013, and in 2010 he served as the organization’s chair.
For more information about Olson, visit www.ache.org/Leadership.