Andrew M. Stern

Director Since: 2001

Business Experience and Qualifications:  The Board has concluded that Mr. Stern is qualified to serve on the Board because he brings deep and long-standing healthcare industry experience. Mr. Stern offers extensive investor communications and media expertise, which have been valuable in guiding the structuring of our communications strategy with our investors, clients and other key stakeholders. Mr. Stern's lobbying and advocacy skills in the healthcare provider arena also benefit the Company and qualify him to serve on the board. Mr. Stern is currently Senior Counsel of SunWest  Communications, Inc., a public relations firm founded in 1982 and, from 1983 through the sale of SunWest in 2017, served as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. From 1975 to 1977, he served as Staff Assistant to President Gerald R. Ford at The White House and then served in senior corporate positions until founding SunWest in 1982.

Board Experience: Prior to serving as Senior Counsel for SunWest Communications, Mr. Stern formerly served as its Chief Operating Officer and Chairman of the board from 1983 to 2017. He has also served as a director of Medical City Dallas Hospital for 23 years and is the co-founder and co-chair of the Medical City Healthcare community advisory board. He is also an advisory director of the Center for Political Communication and Chairman of the Committee on Governance of the American Hospital Association. Additionally, Mr. Stern also serves as a director for Club Oaks Consulting LLC, American Hospital Association Political Action Committee, Texas Hospital Association HOSPAC and Dallas Medical Resource.