Baylor College of Medicine Taps Allen Austin for CIO Search

December 16, 2015 – Global leadership advisory firm Allen Austin has been selected by Baylor College of Medicine to lead its search for a new chief information officer. Leading the assignment are chief executive officer Rob Andrews, managing partner Jim Thompson, and senior partner Brian Johnston.

Baylor College of Medicine, located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, is a health sciences university. It includes a medical school, Baylor College of Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Allied Health Sciences; and the National School of Tropical Medicine. The school is part owner of Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, part of the CHI St. Luke’s Health system, and has hospital affiliations with Harris Health System, Texas Children’s Hospital, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Memorial Hermann – The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research, Menninger Clinic, the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of San Antonio.

This past summer, Allen Austin launched a new healthcare practice with the addition of Mr. Johnston as senior partner and healthcare practice leader. He has over 25 years of broad-based healthcare executive search management experience and is based in the firm’s Nashville offices.


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The firm also named Steve Leatherman as a partner in its Nevada office. He has more than 30 years of broad-based life science & healthcare business management experience.

Allen Austin also added retired Vice Admiral Ann E. Rondeau as head of the firm’s higher education search practice. She is active in the firm’s strategy, not-for-profit, aerospace, defense and intelligence recruiting practices. Vice Adm. Rondeau most recently served as president of National Defense University (NDU), which is the premier center for Joint Professional Military Education and is under the direction of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Allen Austin specializes in a number of functional areas, including finance & accounting, human resources, logistics, sales & marketing, technology, risk management, research & development, procurement, and diversity. The firm has locations in Austin, Houston, San Antonio, and Dallas; Chicago, (Gaines International); Greenwich and Ridgefield, Conn; Washington, D.C., Taipei, Taiwan, and London.

Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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