Michael J. Baird
Chief Executive Officer and President
Mike founded Human Arc in 1984 and has served as chief executive and strategic visionary ever since. He is a unique executive who measures his company’s success based upon synergistic dual missions: increasing the fiscal health of Human Arc’s hospital and health plan clients while increasing access to healthcare and positively impacting quality of lives.
As Chief Executive Officer, Mike has grown Human Arc from an innovative start-up to a national leader in its industry, with hundreds of employees serving clients across the nation. His innovative leadership has been instrumental in the company’s awards, including 10-time recognition among the Weatherhead 100 Fastest Growing Companies list; 11-time recognition among the NorthCoast 99 Best Places to Work in Northeast Ohio; recognition as one of Inside Business magazine’s Top 90 Performing Companies; and two-time winner of the prestigious Pillar Award for Community Service.
Mike’s personal recognitions include the American Red Cross Vega Award for exemplary board service and outstanding leadership and the Pillar Award. He has served as a member of the boards of Group Services, Inc.; Cleveland’s Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE); and Clearwater Health Services. He has also worked on multiple committees of the American Association of Healthcare Accounting Management. In addition, Mike was as a delegate to the White House Conference on Small Businesses. Today, Mike serves on the Advisory Board for Team NEO, a Northeastern Ohio Regional Economic Development Organization, as well as on the Board of Directors for Central Hospital Services, Inc., the for-profit subsidiary of the Center for Health Affairs. He holds a business administration degree from Ohio University (Athens, Ohio).
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