Bill Menner, board member and trustee of Grinnell Regional Medical Center, has been appointed to the American Hospital Association’s Committee on Governance. The COG is a primary vehicle for leading effective hospital trustee involvement in grassroots advocacy, providing input into AHA policy development, and enhancing communication with and involvement of trustees in the AHA.
The letter of appointment, signed by Gail Lovinger, senior vice president and secretary of the AHA, read, “…we are sure to benefit from your expertise and perspective on issues facing the membership of the Association.”
Menner, whose term will run from January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2020, will assume a leadership role in the AHA through participation in the development of policies to represent, guide, and assist the nation’s hospitals.
“I’m honored to be selected to serve on this committee,” Menner said. “I have been very engaged in governance on the GRMC board and am eager to build on that experience with talented individuals from across the country.”
Menner’s extensive leadership experience includes his tenure as the White House- appointed state director of USDA Rural Development from 2009-2017. He also served as executive director of Poweshiek Iowa Development and recently founded his own consulting firm focused on rural issues.