Executive Partner, Waud Capital Partners
Gary Mecklenburg is an executive partner in Waud Capital Partners, LLC, a Chicago-based private equity firm with significant investments in healthcare services. In this role, he chairs the boards of directors of Regency Hospital Company, Hospitalists Management Group and Acadia Healthcare. He also is a member of the boards of Advanced Reimbursement Management and CarePoint Partners and an adjunct professor of Health Industry Management at the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University. He retired from Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago on September 1, 2006, after 21 years as president and CEO. His hospital career began in 1970 and included senior management positions at University of Wisconsin Hospitals, Stanford University Hospital, and St. Joseph’s Hospital and Franciscan Healthcare in Milwaukee. He has served as chairman of the American Hospital Association, the Illinois Hospital Association, the Health Forum, National Alliance for Information Technology, and the Healthcare Research and Development Institute. He served on the board of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, is a director of Becton Dickinson and Company, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Kellogg School of Management. He has been recognized by various organizations for his professional, community and volunteer activities with the American Hospital Association, Ohio State University, Illinois Hospital Association, Institute for Diversity in Healthcare Management, American College of Healthcare Executives, Boy Scouts of America, Junior Achievement, YMCA, March of Dimes and the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and the Donald P. Jacobs Distinguished Leadership Award from the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University. Mr. Mecklenburg received his B.A. from Northwestern University and his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.