HBS Healthcare Alumni Association Names New Co-Presidents

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Jon Puz and Dr. Michael Sherman Assume Leadership

The Board of Directors of the Harvard Business School Healthcare Alumni Association (HBS Healthcare Alumni) has elected Jon Puz and Dr. Michael Sherman as its next Co-Presidents. Puz and Sherman assumed office on January 1, 2015, replacing Thomas Robinson, Co-Founder/Managing Partner at RobinsonButler.

Dr. Sherman, MBA ’97 is Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President for Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. He serves on the faculty of the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chair of the Board of the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. Prior to joining Harvard Pilgrim, Dr. Sherman held leadership positions at Humana and UnitedHealthcare. Dr. Sherman holds a B.A. in Anthropology and Natural Sciences and an M.S. in Biomedical Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania. He received his M.D. from Yale and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School where he also served as Co-President of the HBS Student Healthcare Club.

Mr. Puz, MBA ’08 is Vice President of Operations for Shields Pharmacy Services. Prior to joining Shields, Jon held leadership positions with Carol Corp. and Connance. Jon co-wrote the business plan, helped launch, and serves as an advisor for Diagnostics For All, the only venture to ever win both the HBS Business Plan Contest and the MIT $100K. Mr. Puz holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Systems Analysis from Miami University (Ohio) and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School where he served as Co-President of the Student Healthcare Club and received the Dean’s Award. An active marathoner and triathlete, Mr. Puz has also been recognized as one of Boston’s 40 Under 40.

"In 1999, the HBS Healthcare Alumni Association was the first industry focused alumni club at HBS," states Bunny Ellerin, Founder/Chairwoman Emerita, HBSHAA. "Jon and Michael understand healthcare's significance to business and society and have a strong commitment to connecting and educating the thousands of HBS alumni in leadership roles throughout the world. I could not be more pleased that they are leading the organization now, and know they will take it to the next level."

“Over the past 15 years, our Association has grown and evolved in so many wonderful ways, including becoming more global and having a deeper connection with leaders at HBS as well as alumni. We’re proud of what we’ve built, and we’re careful to keep the good things about our culture intact, including enlisting excellent alums who can lead and help others in the healthcare space” Robinson said. “Michael and Jon totally get this driving but giving culture, and I have no doubt that together they’ll continue to find new ways of taking it to a new level. I’m proud to be handing things off to them.”

About HBS Healthcare Alumni Association

The Harvard Business School Healthcare Alumni Association (HBS Healthcare Alumni) is a nonprofit trade association 501 (c) (6) whose mission is to promote interaction and communication among HBS alumni involved in all sectors of the worldwide healthcare industry to aid in their professional development and continuing education. Founded in 1999, The Association strives to play an active role in positioning HBS and its alumni to achieve a leadership position in the management of healthcare and life sciences organizations. For more information please visit http://www.hbshealthalumni.org.

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