Dennis Swan named LEAP Board Chair for 2014
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Posted by: Michelle Rahl
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Swan named LEAP Board Chair for 2014
of Sparrow Health System and long-time board member assumes role as Board Chair
LANSING, MI – Dennis
Swan, President and CEO of Sparrow Health System has been named to the Board
Chairman position within the Lansing Economic Area Partnership Board of
Directors. After LEAP completed the most successful year on record in 2013 in
terms of creating jobs and investment, Swan assumes this position with the goal
of continuing 2014 on this strong path.
"As Chair, I intend to continue
the momentum established by the previous outstanding Board Chairs Liz Haar,
Jack Davis, and Steve Alexander, and to work closely with LEAP’s strong Board,
Leadership Team and LEAP President and CEO, Bob Trezise. LEAP is
aggressively moving forward and striving to place our entire region at the top
of economic development charts in the state and the nation,” said Dennis Swan.
Swan brings years of leadership
to LEAP as President and CEO of Sparrow was a member of the Sparrow executive
team for nearly 33 years. Swan graduated magna cum laude from Western Michigan
University with a bachelor’s of arts degree. He earned a juris doctorate
degree, with honors, from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, and currently serves
on a number of Boards, Committees and Commissions, such as: American
Hospital Association’s, Region 5 Policy Board, Caymich, Thomas M. Cooley Law
School, Ingham Health Plan, Michigan Health & Hospital Association, and
Value Health Partners, in addition to the Chair position with LEAP.
"We are truly honored to have
Dennis Swan serving as our Board Chair for 2014. Dennis is a strong leader for
Sparrow and will bring that expertise to LEAP and the region,” said LEAP
President and CEO, Bob Trezise. "We are anxious to work with Dennis closer and
continue to work very hard, in a smart way, to create more good jobs, wealth
and entrepreneurialism across the entire tri-county area.”
Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) is a coalition of area leaders
committed to building a prosperous and vibrant region where business can
thrive. To do this, we help entrepreneurs start new businesses, help existing
businesses grow, and attract new businesses to the region. For more information about LEAP, please visit www.purelansing.com.