Three Prestigious Phoenicians join Phoenix Children’s Hospital Board
Phoenix (June 27, 2011) – Phoenix Children’s Hospital has announced the appointment of three community leaders to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital board of directors: Robert M. Delgado, President and CEO, Hensley & Co.; Earl G. “Ken” Kendrick, Managing General Partner, Arizona Diamondbacks; and Mark DeMichele, Chairman and CEO, Urban Realty Partners.
Delgado is a national leader in an industry that has seen much change during the span of his career. Along with his proven leadership qualities, he brings to Phoenix Children’s a strong background in business administration, certified public accountancy and community involvement. Delgado serves on the boards of several community and charitable organizations: Board Member and Past Chairman of Greater Phoenix Leadership; Board Member of the Biltmore Bank of Arizona; Board Member and Management Committee Member of Kitchell Corporation; Board Member of Stardust Companies; and member of the ASU President’s Club.
Kendrick is a charter member of the ownership group that brought baseball to the Valley of the Sun. He assumed the role of Managing General Partner at the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2004. Kendrick started his career with IBM in Baltimore and three years later founded Datatel, Inc., which became the industry leader in the development of software for colleges and universities. Kendrick remains involved in the operation of Datatel and serves as chairman of their Scholars Foundation, providing college scholarships to students throughout the U.S. and Canada. Kendrick is active in charity and philanthropic endeavors including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Phoenix Art Museum, The Buddy Program, Brandon Webb K. Foundation, Child Help USA, Helping Hands Housing, T-Gen and others.
DeMichele brings a rich history of community involvement and business leadership experience to Phoenix Children’s. Prior to moving to Arizona, he was Vice President of Niagara-Mohawk Power Corporation, headquartered in Syracuse, New York. He joined Arizona Public Service in 1978 as Vice President of Corporate Relations and was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer in 1982. He is a former board member of Pinnacle West Capital Corporation and America West Airlines and is active in a variety of environmental and electric energy issues. De Michele supports several community organizations and has held leadership roles in numerous philanthropic foundations that support education and the arts.
Phoenix Children’s also announced that the term of board chairman David Cavazos, City Manager, City of Phoenix, was extended and he will continue to serve as chairman in 2011-12. Mark Bonsall, who was recently named General Manager, Salt River Project, will also serve an additional year as vice chairman.
“We’re very fortunate that community leaders of this high quality and commitment have joined the Phoenix Children’s Hospital board,” said Bob Meyer, President and CEO. “Each brings tremendous business experience, knowledge and passion for this hospital and the contributions it represents to our community. We look forward to their involvement as we continue the growth and expansion of Phoenix Children’s.”
About Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Phoenix Children’s Hospital, ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals, is Arizona’s only licensed children’s hospital, providing world-class care in more than 40 pediatric specialties to children from throughout the state and region. Phoenix Children’s is in the midst of a major expansion to meet the needs of the Southwest’s rapid population growth. The signature element of the expansion is a new 11-story, 750,000-square-foot tower which will enable the hospital to grow from 345 licensed beds today to a total of 626 licensed beds once the project is complete. The hospital’s expansion also includes an aggressive physician recruitment effort and new satellite centers in high growth areas of the Valley. For more information, visit the hospital’s web site at www.phoenixchildrens.com.