VH President and CEO named one of VA.’s top 500 leaders

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The President and CEO of Valley Health Systems Mark Nantz has been named one of Virginia’s top 500 leaders.

The Virginia Business Magazine announced its 500 list highlighting individuals in business, government and higher education.

Nantz is one of 28 hospital and health system leaders to be chosen from the Healthcare, Biotech, Pharmaceutical sectors.

Virginia Business Magazine publisher and president Bernie Niemeier notes that the publication aims to list powerful people who get deals done across the state.

Nantz oversees six hospitals including 2 in West Virginia employing more than 6,000 people.

Nantz is credited with focusing on a culture of employee and patient safety, financial stability and strong connection to purpose.

Nantz has overseen Valley Health Systems since 2020.

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SU president wins Virginia Business Women in Leadership Award

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Shenandoah University President Dr. Tracy Fitzsimmons is a recipient of the 2022 Virginia Business Women in Leadership Awards.

She will be featured on the cover of the Virginia Business July ’22 issue.

Dr. Fitzsimmons was awarded in the large business category and selected from more than 300 nominees.

She was chosen based on her overall career accomplishments, mentoring work with women and girls, and community engagement.

Dr. Fitzsimmons is the first female president in SU history as well as the vice-chair for Shentel’s board of directors, secretary of the Loudoun Education Foundation, and member of the GO Virginia Region 8 Council.

Reflecting on the award, Dr. Fitzsimmons said, “I am honored to have been included among such an inspiring group of women leaders. But more importantly, I am mindful that this award is really about the strength, creativity and vision of the whole SU community.”

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News Maker President Tracy Fitzsimmons on SU recent successes

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Shenandoah University (SU) has had a number of accomplishments to celebrate in the past year.

In part one of our News Maker segment with SU President Tracy Fitzsimmons Ph.D we talk about her selection as one of the 500 top Educators in Virginia.

That designation comes from the editors of Virginia Business Magazine.

In part two of our talk with President Fitzsimmons we will talk about still more accolades for the University.

We will also talk about a celebration scheduled at the campus to celebrate not just SU but the community it serves.

News maker segments air at 8:30 a.m. weekdays with the full interviews in the noon hour each weekday.

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SU President and 8 other Winchester leaders place in the VA. 500 list

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Shenandoah university President Tracy Fitzsimmons PH.D is among eight area leaders who have earned a spot in Virginia Business Magazine’s Virginia 500 list.

This is a list of the state’s most powerful and influential leaders in business, government, politics and education determined by the editorial team for Virginia Business.

Other Winchester area individuals included in the Virginia 500 are Mark Nantz, President and CEO of Valley Health System.

M. Scott Culbreth, President and CEO of American Woodmark.

Bryan H. Fairbanks, President and CEO of Trex Co. Inc.

Scott Moulden, Managing Partner YHB CPAs and Consultants.

David Gum CEO of White House Foods.

Dr. J. Stephen Jones, President and CEO of Inova Health System.

Virginia Business covers economic activity in all industry sectors in every region of the state.

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