In this exclusive interview, a spokesperson for Quick Leonard Kieffer visited with Presentation Solutions and highlighted several notable placements for the firm.
Q: We appreciate your taking the time to join us today…
Quick Leonard Kieffer: We are very glad that you contacted us. We welcome the opportunity.
Q: We’d like to ask a few questions about several of the executives your firm has recently worked with. We’ll start with Michael Wukitsch; what can you tell us about him?
Quick Leonard Kieffer: Wukitach has been named executive vice president over human resources at Cadence Health. Michael holds a coveted certification; Senior Professional in Human Resources.
Q: What is his prior human resources experience?
Quick Leonard Kieffer: Michael holds an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Prior to his appointment with Cadence, he led the human resources support efforts at Children’s Colorado and was the director of human resources at Coors Brewing Company and Rockwell Automatic.
Q: We understand that Quick Leonard Kieffer has other ties with Cadence Health as well…?
Quick Leonard Kieffer: We have relationships with many healthcare organizations. But, specifically with Cadence, we recently placed Luke McGuiness with Health Quest Systems. Luke had previously worked for Cadence Health for eight years.
Q: He, too, has experience in children’s hospitals, correct?
Quick Leonard Kieffer: Yes – Luke worked closely with Children’s Memorial Hospital during his time as president and CEO of Central DuPage Hospital.
Q: We’d like to switch gears and ask you about Leslie Stokes.
Quick Leonard Kieffer: Leslie is an amazing woman and the new senior vice president of physician engagement at the American Medical Association.
Q: That’s an impressive appointment. Has she always served in the healthcare arena?
Quick Leonard Kieffer: Leslie’s entire career has revolved around healthcare. After earning her MBA from Temple University, Leslie was hired at Johnson & Johnson, Baxter Healthcare, and Merck.
Q: Who is Charles Lockwood?
Quick Leonard Kieffer: Dr. Charles Lockwood is the new CEO at the University of South Florida Health. He is also dean of the college.
Q: What is Dr. Lockwood’s background in education?
Quick Leonard Kieffer: Dr. Lockwood has held a number of academic positions at Ohio State University and Ohio State University College of Medicine.
Q: We understand he is an accomplished author as well…?
Quick Leonard Kieffer: Dr. Lockwood has penned over 270 peer-reviewed publications, which is easy to understand as he holds a Masters in Healthcare Management from Harvard and has decades of hand-on healthcare experience.
Q: However, Dr. Lockwood isn’t the only physician that Quick Leonard Kieffer has recently placed, is he?
Quick Leonard Kieffer: No, fortunately for us, we have established relationships with many accomplished medical professionals. Another standout is Dr. Timothy Jahn. Dr. Jahn is the former chief medical officer for Abrazo Health Care. He now serves as chief clinical officer at Baptist Health.
Q: Dr. Jahn has ties to the US military…
Quick Leonard Kieffer: Dr. Jahn is a former active-duty naval officer who served under an internal medicine scholarship. He completed the program at the Naval Aeromedical Institute in Florida, where he completed his flight surgery fellowship.
Q: Before we run out of time, we’d like to ask you to comment on the recent appointment of Karen Burgess.
Quick Leonard Kieffer: We are pleased to say that Karen was recently placed with the Michigan Dental Association as the executive director.
Q: That’s a fairly high-profile position…
Quick Leonard Kieffer: It certainly is. Karen has worked with the American Dental Association as well as the New Dentist Committee. She is credited for developing an ADA marketing plan which bolstered its active membership dramatically between 2001 and 2007. This appointment is the result of her experience and efforts and she is an absolute asset to the ADA.
Q: And prior to working in the dental field…?
Quick Leonard Kieffer: Karen served as an outpatient services administrator at Northwest Arkansas Rehabilitation Hospital. She holds an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in marketing.
Q: These are outstanding placements and we feel certain that you are proud to count them among your successes.
Quick Leonard Kieffer: We are indeed.