Vern Davenport Named To East Carolina University Board Of Visitors
RALEIGH, N.C. – Vern Davenport, healthcare industry leader, spokesman and lobbyist, has been named to the Board of Visitors of East Carolina University to serve two consecutive four-year terms. A 1981 MBA graduate of ECU and lifelong supporter of the university, Davenport will join members selected by the ECU Board of Trustees to promote the development of the institution. The Board of Visitors will ensure university effectiveness, convey its mission, programs and accomplishments, preserve institutional autonomy, oversee long-term initiatives and serve as university ambassadors.
“I share in the enthusiasm with the entire Board of Visitors to serve ECU, my alma mater,” said Davenport. “The university has always maintained its values and mission of public service and regional transformation, and I look forward to continuing the expansion of its national presence.”
“Vern Davenport is a leader in the community and has made national strides in improving healthcare for decades,” said Bob Greczyn Jr., former CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and previous chair of the ECU Board of Trustees. “The university will truly benefit from his knowledge, experience and leadership as he assists in leading our organization over the next four years.”
- Each member of the Board of Visitors is appointed by the board of trustees. For more information on ECU, visit http://www.ecu.edu/
ABOUT VERN DAVENPORT:
An industry leader, spokesman and lobbyist, Roger L. (Vern) Davenport has three decades of senior executive experience in building and transforming healthcare IT businesses in the United States and globally. He currently provides strategy consulting for Quintiles, the only fully integrated biopharmaceutical services company offering clinical, commercial, consulting and capital solutions worldwide. Previously, Davenport was CEO of Misys Healthcare and led the strategic merger of Misys Healthcare Solutions and Allscripts, creating the U.S. market leader in acute and ambulatory clinical information systems. With a successful organizational leadership track record in taking difficult situations and executing rapid performance turnarounds, he was a key figure in executing the successful merger. When Davenport joined Misys in 2007, the company had flat margins, declining bookings and eroding customer satisfaction and revenue. Davenport led a strategy to stabilize the company by selling off various business lines and implemented and executed a world-class management system. After the merger’s completion, Davenport handled the establishment of a Public and Payer Sector, which focused on payer provider integration and State Medicaid transformations. Davenport has a broad range of experience across the entire healthcare IT spectrum including radiology, modalities and software technology. He has worked for IBM, Shared Medical Systems, Kodak and Siemens Medical Solutions, where he performed a major merger similar to that he managed for Allscripts and Misys. He earned a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C.