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David Willis

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David is Vice President of Health System Strategy and Executive Education at The Advisory Board Company. In this role he works with boards and executive teams from health systems across the country to identify strategies for improving clinical quality, population health, revenue, and profitability as organizations transition from fee-for-service to value-based care delivery.

He is a featured speaker at the firm’s annual meeting series for CEOs. He also oversees the firm’s Health System Performance Initiative, in which he convenes working groups of senior executives from the nation’s largest health systems to share insights and best practices in the areas of system integration, business model and care model transformation, physician alignment, and patient engagement.

During his tenure at The Advisory Board, David has held a variety of leadership roles, both as a senior faculty member and as a consultant in the firm’s research and insights division. He has also served as senior faculty member for The Advisory Board’s international division.

Prior to joining The Advisory Board Company, he served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Strategy for The Infohrm Group, an IT firm providing business intelligence solutions to the Global 2000.

Previously, David spent ten years with the Corporate Executive Board, a leading management consultancy. He served more than 300 clients, including more than half of the Fortune 100, advising executive teams and boards of directors on organizational strategy, change management, lean/six sigma, and supply chain optimization.

David has an MBA from Yale University and holds a BS in mechanical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. Originally from Boston, he has lived in Northern Virginia for the past 16 years, but remains a diehard Red Sox fan.  He instructs clients on topics of leadership, strategy and communications.