Dr. Ana Sanchez awarded; Sharhonda Rush elected.
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Dr. Kent Thielen was elected vice president of Mayo Clinic and CEO of Mayo Clinic in Florida by the Mayo Clinic board of trustees. Thielen, a member of Mayo’s staff since 1996, will succeed Dr. Gianrico Farrugia, who will become president and CEO of Mayo Clinic in January. Thielen serves in several leadership roles in radiology.
As chair of the Midwest Department of Radiology, he leads a staff of 260 physicians and physicists, 52 residents, 24 fellows and 1,500 allied health staff. The Mayo board of trustees also named two new members: Jay Alix, founder of AlixPartners LLP, a business advisory firm, and George Bilicic, vice chair of Investment Banking, head of Midwest Investment Banking and head of Power, Energy and Infrastructure at Lazard Freres & Co. LLC.
Mark Wallace, executive vice president of sales and marketing of CSX Corp., was named to the Wolfson Children’s Hospital board of directors.
Dr. Ana Sanchez, Community Hospice & Palliative Care chief medical director, received the City Rescue Mission’s Difference Maker Award.
Sharhonda Rush, Jacksonville Transportation Authority controller, was elected to the Oracle Applications User Group board of directors.