In preparation for his transition to President/CEO in March 2019, J. Michael Conerly, M.D., will step down from his position as Chairman of the LAMMICO Board of Directors. Accordingly, the Board has elected Frederick J. White, III, M.D., as LAMMICO's Chairman of the Board effective January 1, 2019.
Dr. White's extensive experience with LAMMICO makes him well prepared for this position. He joined the Risk Management Committee in 1999 and became a member of the LAMMICO Board of Directors in 2001. Dr. White has also served as Senior Vice President of Risk Management and Patient Safety, Chair of the Governance Committee, and as a member of the Executive, Audit and Legislative Activities Committees.
Dr. White received his medical degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in Shreveport and completed his residency and internship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration at LSU-Shreveport. He is a board-certified cardiologist practicing at Willis-Knighton Cardiology and was co-founder and partner of Cardiovascular Consultants, LLP in Shreveport.
Dr. White is very active in organized medicine, having held numerous leadership positions with the Louisiana State Medical Society, as well as the Shreveport Medical Society and other local and national professional associations. Dr. White is a frequent instructor, lecturer and a strong advocate for physicians and patient safety.
We congratulate Dr. White as he assumes his new leadership position with our Company.