Kurt Stuenkel, President and Chief Executive Officer of Floyd Medical Center, will speak at Shorter University’s Robert H. Ledbetter College of Business, on Monday, Feb. 13. The event will be held at 11 a.m. in the lobby of Shorter’s business school, 232 Shorter Ave., Rome.
Stuenkel’s lecture is the first in a four-part lecture series designed to allow attendees to hear personal success stories and receive advice from business professionals. Each lecture will be open to the public at no charge.
Dr. Heath Hooper, Dean of the Ledbetter College of Business, said, “We are excited to launch this new lectureship series through Shorter University’s Ledbetter College of Business and are especially pleased to have Kurt Stuenkel as our first speaker and to have him share his expertise in the field of healthcare management. Our vision for the lecture series is that students will be able to hear from successful business leaders in their desired fields of study and that members of the Rome community will take advantage of the learning opportunity as well. I am personally very grateful to Mr. Stuenkel and each of these speakers for their willingness to take part in the series.”
Mr. Stuenkel has been a Floyd employee since 1981 and has served as president and CEO of Floyd Medical Center since 1996. He previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President, Assistant Executive Director, Director of Professional Services, and Projects Officer for the company. He serves as a member of Floyd Healthcare Management Inc. and Polk Medical Center Inc. In addition, he serves as secretary and as a non-voting member of Floyd Healthcare Resources Inc., Hospital Authority of Floyd County, Cedartown-Polk County Hospital Authority, Floyd Emergency Physicians LLC, and Floyd Physicians LLC.
A fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of the board of the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals, Mr. Stuenkel received his Master of Business Administration and his Master of Health Administration degrees from Georgia State University and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Emory University. He is past chairman of the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA), serves on the Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission, and is a member of the Rome Rotary Club and First Baptist Church of Rome.
Mr. Stuenkel received the Grassroots Champions Award from the American Hospital Association in 2007 and the CEO of the Year Award from the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals in 2008.
Other lectures planned for the spring semester include Jon Decker, Director of Instruction at the New Albany Country Club in New Albany, Ohio, who will be speaking at 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 16; Jimmy Collins, former President and CEO of Chick-fil-A, who will be speaking at 11 a.m. on Feb. 27; and Stephanie Graves, Associate Vice President for Marketing at Coosa Valley Credit Union, who will be speaking at 11 a.m. on April 17. Mrs. Graves earned her Master of Arts in Leadership from Shorter.
Written by Public Relations Intern Ashtin Hyde.
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