Catherine Jacobson Named MMAC Board Chair-Elect
Froedtert Health CEO and WHA board member brings health care expertise to Milwaukee business association
The Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) has named past Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) Board Chair and current WHA Audit Committee Chair Catherine Jacobson chair-elect of its board of directors.
“I’m honored by the opportunity to lead the MMAC at such an important time for our region,” Jacobson said. “I look forward to advancing the significant strategies MMAC and its member companies are pursuing to help everyone in the Milwaukee Region realize our opportunities and address our challenges as we navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m confident my experience leading our health care system throughout the COVID-19 crisis will help our members amplify our efforts and make a real impact on the metro Milwaukee community.”
Jacobson joined Froedtert Health in 2010 as executive vice president of finance and strategy, chief financial officer and chief strategy officer. She was promoted in 2011, becoming president, and in 2012, she assumed the CEO role. Prior to joining Froedtert Health, Jacobson spent 22 years at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago in various leadership roles.
Jacobson has been an active member of WHA’s board since 2013, serving as chair of various committees and participating in a number of task forces. She was WHA board chair in 2017 and currently serves an unlimited term as chair of the association’s audit committee.
“I applaud MMAC’s appointment of Catherine Jacobson as the association’s chair-elect,” said WHA President and CEO Eric Borgerding. “MMAC has long recognized the important synergies and partnerships that exist between health care providers and employers, as well as the important role hospitals and health systems play in a community’s economic vibrancy. Jacobson’s vision and leadership will serve the association well as we look forward to emerging from COVID-19 and creating new opportunities for good health and prosperity in our state.”
This story originally appeared in the February 11, 2021 edition of WHA Newsletter