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Mayo Clinic Florida CEO William Rupp selected as 2014 JAX Chamber Chair

The JAX Chamber nominated William Rupp, M.D., chief executive officer at Mayo Clinic in Florida, as the Chamber Chair in 2014. Following approval by the Chamber’s board of directors, Rupp begins his duties as chair-elect in January 2013.

Dr. Rupp is CEO at Mayo Clinic in Florida, where he has served since November 2008. Dr. Rupp spent five years as President and CEO of Immanuel St. Joseph’s – Mayo Health System in Minnesota and 20 years at Luther Midelfort – Mayo Health System in Minnesota, including 11 years as president and CEO.

In 2010, Dr. Rupp led the Northeast Florida campaign to defeat Amendment 4, an onerous land-use amendment. The amendment failed in the seven-county region by the greatest margin in Florida with 73 percent voting against the initiative and 23 percent voting for it.

During the two years Dr. Rupp served as the JAXUSA Partnership business development chair, the economic development group recruited more than 4,000 new jobs to the region. He joined the Chamber’s Board of Directors in 2010 and demonstrated his commitment to the region’s growth and prosperity through multiple volunteer leadership positions.

Dr. Rupp has a reputation for forging strong community ties and bringing physician groups together. In his many leadership roles, Dr. Rupp has helped physician organizations, hospitals, and health systems develop shared organizational vision, strengthen leadership and governance, accelerate the pace of change, and improve patient safety. He was a member of the Institute of Medicine team that wrote the report, Keeping Patients Safe: Transforming the Work Environment of Nurses.

As chair-elect, Rupp will lead the Chamber’s annual planning process along with the annual Leadership Trip in 2013.

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