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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, overseeing the $7.5 billion health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and a wide range of ambulatory, retail, and related health services consisting of more than 250 locations and 32,000 employees.

Prior to joining Henry Ford, Lassiter was CEO of Alameda Health System in Oakland, California, where he was credited with leading the expansion and turnaround of the $865 million public health system. Lassiter has received accolades such as “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” and “Top 25 Minority Healthcare Executives in U.S. Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare, and “Crain’s Detroit Top 10 Newsmakers”.

Lassiter received his master’s degree in healthcare administration from Indiana University where he graduated number one in his class, and completed his bachelor’s degree with honors in chemistry from LeMoyne College