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Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals President & CEO to Retire; Executive Search Begins

President & CEO Teri Nestel has announced her retirement after 40 years with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “I was extremely fortunate to find my calling when I was just 24 years old. That’s when I first started my career in philanthropic work with Arkansas Children’s and then to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals — where I have always felt I belonged and could make the biggest difference for kids,” Nestel said. “Looking back on my career at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, I’m extremely proud of the impressive $8 billion we’ve raised together and the impact those donations have made on the lives of kids, their families and their communities across the U.S. and Canada.” 

While the search for a new President & CEO is underway, Nestel is committed to leading the organization and ensuring a smooth leadership transition. A Board of Trustees search committee, led by Board Chair Barbara Joers, has been formed and a firm has been retained to conduct a national search. 

The organization is seeking an equally effective and compassionate leader who is committed to continuing to grow and strengthen the organization. 

The position 

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals), a non-profit organization that raises unrestricted funds and awareness for 170 hospitals across the United States and Canada, seeks a dynamic, mission-driven leader to serve as its next Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, this is an exceptional opportunity to grow and strengthen this well-regarded, influential organization which positively impacts the lives of millions of children and their families.

CMN Hospitals raises funds to support their mission through award-winning national fundraising programs and partnerships with approximately 150 corporate brands, including Costco, Marriott International, RE/MAX, and Walmart. One of the many unique aspects about CMN Hospitals is that donations stay local and member hospitals decide how to best use funds received to ensure the most urgent needs are met in each of their communities. Since its founding in 1983, CMN Hospitals has raised more than $8 billion to support critical treatments, innovative research, vital pediatric medical equipment, child life services and financial assistance for families. Today, CMN Hospitals is the largest network of children’s hospitals in the United States and Canada.

Reporting to the CMN Hospitals Board of Trustees, the next CEO will be responsible for motivating the leadership team and staff, engaging with key stakeholders to increase awareness of the organization, and aligning objectives and fundraising efforts with CMN Hospitals’ strategic plan. The next CEO will play a key role in driving modernization, serving as a catalyst for change to elevate the organization for continued success. The CEO will bring forward new ways to diversify corporate partnerships, engage with key constituents, and support programmatic growth. 

CMN Hospitals seeks an authentic leader with exceptional relationship-building skills and depth of leadership experience in sophisticated organizations with a passion for CMN Hospitals’ mission. Successful candidates will have a strategic orientation blended with strong business and financial acumen. This individual will collaborate with the Board, leadership from member hospitals, corporate business leaders, donors and other philanthropic partners. The next CEO will be highly skilled in grasstops outreach and capable of leveraging the organization’s history and brand to advance transformational initiatives and innovations into the future.

More details 

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