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Wright L. Lassiter III

President and CEO, Henry Ford Health System

Wright L. Lassiter III is the president and CEO of Henry Ford Health System, headquartered in Detroit, Mich. He oversees the $7 billion health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan and a wide range of ambulatory and retail and related health services consisting of more than 250 locations and 32,000 employees. He has amassed significant experience in governance, strategic planning, market expansion, health care M&A, performance improvement, and corporate turnaround.

Lassiter is a seasoned health care executive, with significant board experience across multiple corporate and non-profit sectors. In the corporate sector, he serves as board vice chair for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, chairs the Governance and Nominating Committee, and also serves on its Audit Committee. He was recently selected as chair-elect designate by the American Hospital Association Board of Trustees. Additionally, he serves on the boards of Arsenal Capital Partners and Quest Diagnostics.

In the nonprofit sector, he serves on the boards of Henry Ford Health System, America’s Essential Hospitals, Detroit Regional Chamber, Detroit Children’s Fund, Invest Detroit and Business Leaders for Michigan. He has completed service on the YMCA of the USA Board and City Year-Detroit.