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Jan 30 2023

Huntington Hospital Announces New Chairman of the Board of Directors

Paul Johnson
Paul Johnson

Today, Huntington Hospital announced current board member, Paul Johnson, has been appointed as the new chairman of the board of directors. Paul has served on Huntington’s board since 2013, and in 2019, he became a lifetime trustee of the hospital. He replaces the previous board chairman, Jaynie Studenmund, and will serve a four-year term.

“I’m pleased to welcome Paul Johnson into this leadership role on our Board of Directors,” said Lori J. Morgan, MD, MBA, president and CEO, Huntington Health. “Paul’s outstanding leadership skills and knowledge of our hospital makes him a faithful champion for advancing local care. Our mission to ensure the highest level of healthcare to the community, today and into the future, will be seamlessly upheld under Paul’s expert guidance.”   

Paul is currently the managing director of Paul Conrad LLC, an early-stage technology investment company and a strategic advisory service for high-potential mid-sized businesses, startups and investment groups. He also serves on the boards of multiple technology startups and private equity backed companies.

Additionally, Paul is the president and director of the Gesner-Johnson Foundation, which provides support to non-profits that serve the underserved in our communities. The foundation has also contributed significantly to Huntington Hospital.

“I look forward to leading this board of professionals and community leaders, many of whom I’ve had the honor of working with for nearly a decade,” said Paul Johnson. “Together, we remain committed to Huntington’s vision and mission to provide excellent healthcare and compassionate care to our community.”      

Paul has also held management positions in marketing and strategic planning at leading consumer packaged-goods companies, including Nestlé, Conagra and Chiquita. From 1999-2012, he was president and CEO of Kelley Blue Book, where he led the transformation from a regional printed trade publishing guide into a diversified data research company and the most recognized consumer automotive internet portal in the country.

Paul received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Whitman College and his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.