Dr. Shirley A. Weis
The President of Weis Associates, LLC is Shirley A. Weis. Ms. Weis previoulys served as Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the Mayo Clinic system, headquartered in Rochester, Minn.
Her work involved coordinating operations and overall institutional strategy for Mayo Clinic’s $9 billion, 60,000-employee healthcare system that treats more than a million patients a year from around the world through its sites in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
She has held a number of clinical and administrative leadership positions in her 40-year management career. Prior to becoming the chief operating administrator for the Mayo system, she was chair of administrative services for Mayo Clinic in Arizona; chair of the Mayo Clinic Managed Care Department; executive director (CEO) for Mayo Management Services, Inc.; chief operating officer for Blue Care (HMO/PPO) Network-Mid-Michigan; and directed emergency medical services for a Lansing, Mich., healthcare system.
Ms. Weis is a member of the Board of Directors of Sentry Insurance Co., RTI Surgical, Inc., and is a founding member of the Traverse Global Healthcare. She has served on the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees; Winona State University Foundation Board; and numerous other boards and governing bodies.
Professor Weis also has a broad academic and teaching background. She is a special advisor to Arizona State University President Michael M. Crow and serves as a professor in the W. P. Carey School of Business and the ASU College of Nursing and Health Innovation. She is also adjunct professor at Michigan State University.
Dr. Weis is an Emerita Professor of the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. She has also taught healthcare leadership at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, Michigan State University, the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, Lansing Community College and for the Michigan Hospital Association.
A magna cum laude graduate of Michigan State University’s School of Nursing, Dr. Weis also earned a Master’s in Management Degree from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Mich., and has been honored by Michigan State University with a Doctor of Science degree.
Ms. Weis has been named a Michigan State University Distinguished Alumna and has received the Diana Award for Outstanding Business Women. She was named one of the Top 25 Women in the United States in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine in 2007 and 2013.