Dec 20

PHMC Board of Directors Appoints Michael Pearson as President and CEO

The Board of Directors of Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), a nonprofit public health institute that creates and sustains healthier communities, has voted unanimously and approved Michael Pearson as President and CEO. Pearson has been leading the organization as Interim President and CEO since July 1, 2023.

“Since being named Interim President and CEO, Mike has deeply integrated himself within the enterprise to focus on improving operational efficiency and creating a clear vision for sustained growth,” said Sam Patterson, PHMC Board Chair. “Mike has showcased an unwavering dedication to PHMC’s mission over the last decade, and we are confident his transition into this permanent leadership role will support PHMC’s continued success and impact across the region.”

Since his appointment in July, Pearson has been committed to visiting PHMC program sites and hearing directly from PHMC colleagues to deepen his understanding of the enterprise.

“I’m honored the Board feels the organization is continuing to move in the right direction,” Pearson said. “I look forward to working with PHMC’s executive team and all partners, colleagues, programs and subsidiaries to maintain and expand PHMC’s long legacy of meaningful and critically important work.”

Pearson has served on the PHMC board since 2011, holding several leadership roles, including Treasurer, Vice Chair and Board Chair. As PHMC Board Treasurer, Pearson helped to increase organizational sustainability by supporting the implementation of financial planning and budgeting requirements for PHMC’s programs and subsidiaries, allowing each subsidiary to carry out its mission more effectively and deliver services more efficiently to the community. Pearson also played a vital role in launching PHMC’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Governing Council in 2020 and the 2023 release of Embracing Diversity, Fostering Equity, Achieving Inclusion, PHMC’s first DEI report.

In addition to his accomplishments on PHMC’s Board, Pearson has been a well-regarded business and community leader in Philadelphia for the past two decades. He founded Union Packaging, LLC and provides consulting services to Econsult Solutions. Pearson strongly believes in giving back to his local community and supporting the underserved, and is actively involved on several boards, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Foundation, and the Philadelphia Zoo. He was also appointed Chairman of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority by Governor Tom Wolf.

Additionally, Pearson previously served on the boards of Evident Change, now known as National Council on Crime and Delinquency; Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation; William Penn Foundation; OIC Philadelphia; the Committee of Seventy; ACHIEVEability; the Economic and Community Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia; the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce; the Governor’s Manufacturing Advisory Council for Pennsylvania; the U.S. Small Business Administration National Small Business Development Center Advisory Board; the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey; the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce; and St. Christopher’s Foundation for Children, among others. Additionally, Pearson served on the City of Philadelphia’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council and Steering Committee, Pathways to Reform, Transformation & Reconciliation.

Pearson has received numerous awards and accolades for his business leadership, including most recently being named to Philadelphia Business Journal’s 2023 Veterans in Business and the 2023 Metro Philadelphia Health Care Power Players. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and served in the United States military as a combat duty Army Officer in the Persian Gulf War, where he received the Bronze Star.

Media Coverage: The Philadelphia Business Journal

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