With deep experience in healthcare executive search, management and consulting, Mr. Plemmons is an accomplished healthcare industry executive. This experience enables him to quickly grasp the nuances of each engagement he performs for his clients. He conducts searches for CEO’s and other senior management executives, as well as for executives of functional areas such as Planning/Marketing, Finance, Information Technology, Nursing, Fund Raising and Human Resources. Clients have included Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Child Health Corporation of America, McLaren Health, Sentara Healthcare, Eggleston Children’s Hospital, Bayfront Medical Center, Akron Children’s Hospital, Seattle Children’s Hospital and the University of Maryland Medical Center. Mr. Plemmons’ search career began in 1984 and includes 4 years with Lamalie Associates as a Partner, 3 years with Korn/Ferry’s healthcare practice and 12 years managing his own firm, Plemmons Associates.
Searches conducted by Mr. Plemmons are notable for his hands-on involvement in every phase of the search, timely and detailed referencing, robust client communication and, most important, outstanding, long-lasting placements. Above all, Mr. Plemmons is known for working the search, from start to successful finish. That means each client gets the full attention of a skilled, experienced healthcare search consultant.
Mr. Plemmons has extensive education and experience in the disciplines of Strategic Planning, Marketing and Communications. He holds a Bachelor of Journalism from the prestigious University of Missouri School of Journalism and a Masters in Healthcare Administration from Duke University. He was a consultant in the Health and Medical division of Booz, Allen & Hamilton for 3 years, and for 4 years, he was Vice President for Planning and Marketing for United Hospitals, a multi-hospital system based in St. Paul, Minnesota. He served for 5 years in the Army Medical Service Corps and was a combat medical evacuation helicopter pilot in Vietnam.
Since 2010, Mr. Plemmons has also worked extensively as a career coach with senior executives, helping them with career strategy, personal branding and marketing collateral development. Mr. Plemmons is a skilled and experienced writer/editor and the published author of books and articles, including the Trustee magazine article, “Orchestrating the New Leadership”, which was chosen one of the best Trustee articles in a five year period.