Austin's Central Health Opens Ringside Seats for CEO Bout

Austin's Central Health Opens Ringside Seats for CEO BoutSource: Google Street View
Sophie Leclerc
Published on November 27, 2023

It's a healthcare heavyweight showdown as Central Health, making sure Travis County's less fortunate have somewhere to turn when sickness hits, is bringing out its two last gladiators fighting for the chief executive slot, and they're not just parading behind closed doors. According to KXAN, a "community conversation" is on the cards this week.

The battle for the CEO spot, left up for grabs by Mike Geeslin who's about to hang his hat at year's end, promises to be a pulse-raising affair, and Central Health's Board of Managers aren't playing it by the book this time. They're throwing open the doors, inviting John Q. Public to press the candidates, and peeking into the minds of the top dogs—Finalist A steps into the ring on Monday, and Finalist B takes the stage come Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 1111 E Cesar Chavez St. It's a move as transparent as a hospital gown, giving the people who the district serves a front row seat.

Central Health's HQ, at 1111 East Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78702, lays out the welcome mat twice. So says the Austin Monitor, these back-to-back executive intros are courtesy of the board's ad hoc Succession Committee—a bit of pomp fit for a presidential pick whose remit will be nothing less than leading the charge for affordable health care amongst Travis County's hard-pressed residents.

The clock's ticking towards a mid-December ultimatum when the full board is expected to anoint Geeslin's successor; until then, the spotlight is on those duking it out for the prestigious president and CEO title.