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Dennis Swan named LEAP Board Chair for 2014

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January 29, 2014
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Dennis Swan named LEAP Board Chair for 2014

President 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.

Swan is 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.”


The 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

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