• By Karl W Oestreich

Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees re-elects Di Piazza as board chair

November 10, 2017

a daytime aerial photo of the Mayo Clinic Plummer Building and downtown campus

MINNEAPOLIS — The Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees re-elected Samuel Di Piazza as its chair at its quarterly meeting today. He will serve another four-year term.

Di Piazza joined the Mayo Board of Trustees in 2010 and was elected chair in 2014. He is the retired global CEO of PwC. He held multiple leadership positions during his 36-year career at the company, including chairman and senior partner, and member, Global Leadership Team. He also served as vice chairman, Global Corporate and Investment Bank for Citigroup Inc.

“Samuel Di Piazza has provided strong leadership to help Mayo Clinic chart a successful course amid a rapidly changing health care environment,” says John Noseworthy, M.D., president and CEO, Mayo Clinic. “He’s helped elevate Mayo Clinic’s national and global profile, while preserving our organization’s strong mission, culture and values. Sam has encouraged us to think ahead, think big and turn outward to identify the best ideas to perpetuate our mission, while still staying true to our primary value: the needs of the patient come first.”

profile image Sam Di Piazza

Dr. Noseworthy also notes that Di Piazza devotes an extraordinary amount of personal time to Mayo Clinic in preparation for board meetings, strategic planning, mentoring of Mayo leaders, development activities and recruitment of new trustees.

“Through his strong leadership and consensus-building skills, Sam has harnessed the collective wisdom of a diverse board of 31 public and internal trustees,” Dr. Noseworthy says. “We are extraordinarily grateful for his service.”

The Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees – a group of public representatives, and Mayo Clinic physicians and administrators – is the governing body of Mayo Clinic. It is responsible for the charitable, clinical practice, scientific and educational mission and purposes of Mayo Clinic, as set forth in its articles of incorporation and bylaws. A trustee’s primary role is stewardship and fiduciary responsibility, ensuring that the organization is conducting its business in a way that achieves its objectives. The Board of Trustees meets quarterly, rotating among three destination campuses.

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MEDIA CONTACT
Karl Oestreich, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, 507-284-5005, newsbureau@mayo.edu

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