Rand Ballard

Chief Customer Officer at Vizient, Inc.

Rand Ballard

Rand Ballard

Chief Customer Officer at Vizient, Inc.

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MedAssets, Inc.
Supply Chain Systems Ltd.

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824

Number of Boards

8

Birthday

1955

Age

65

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Founder at Hire Heroes USA

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Chief Executive Officer at MedAssets, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Healthpic Consulting, Inc.

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President & Chief Operating Officer at Vizient, Inc.

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Former Chief Executive Officer at MedAssets, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at Signant Health

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Managing Principal, Workforce Optimization at Vizient, Inc.

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Executive Advisor at Vizient, Inc.

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Founder at Health Careers Foundation

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Senior Vice President & Global Chief Information Officer at Bechtel Corporation

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Rand Ballard
Chief Customer Officer at Vizient, Inc.
Education
Bachelor of Science with a Concentration in Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Engineering & Business Law, Dean's List

West Point's role in our nation's history dates back to the Revolutionary War, when both sides realized the strategic importance of the commanding plateau on the west bank of the Hudson River. General George Washington considered West Point to be the most important strategic position in America. Washington personally selected Thaddeus Kosciuszko, one of the heroes of Saratoga, to design the fortifications for West Point in 1778, and Washington transferred his headquarters to West Point in 1779. Continental soldiers built forts, batteries and redoubts and extended a 150-ton iron chain across the Hudson to control river traffic. Fortress West Point was never captured by the British, despite Benedict Arnold's treason. West Point is the oldest continuously occupied military post in America. Several soldiers and legislators, including Washington, Knox, Hamilton and John Adams, desiring to eliminate America's wartime reliance on foreign engineers and artillerists, urged the creation of an institution devoted to the arts and sciences of warfare. President Thomas Jefferson signed legislation establishing the United States Military Academy in 1802. He took this action after ensuring that those attending the Academy would be representative of a democratic society. Colonel Sylvanus Thayer, the "father of the Military Academy," served as Superintendent from 18l7-1833. He upgraded academic standards, instilled military discipline and emphasized honorable conduct. Aware of our young nation's need for engineers, Thayer made civil engineering the foundation of the curriculum. For the first half century, USMA graduates were largely responsible for the construction of the bulk of the nation's initial railway lines, bridges, harbors and roads. After gaining experience and national recognition during the Mexican and Indian wars, West Point graduates dominated the highest ranks on both sides during the Civil War. Academy graduates, headed by generals such as Grant, Lee, Sherman and Jackson, set high standards of military leadership for both the North and South. The development of other technical schools in the post-Civil War period allowed West Point to broaden its curriculum beyond a strict civil engineering focus. Following the creation of Army post-graduate command and staff schools, the Military Academy came to be viewed as the first step in a continuing Army education. In World War I, Academy graduates again distinguished themselves on the battlefield. After the war, Superintendent Douglas MacArthur sought to diversify the academic curriculum. In recognition of the intense physical demands of modern warfare, MacArthur pushed for major changes in the physical fitness and intramural athletic programs. "Every cadet an athlete" became an important goal. Additionally, the cadet management of the Honor System, long an unofficial tradition, was formalized with the creation of the Cadet Honor Committee. Eisenhower, MacArthur, Bradley, Arnold, Clark, Patton, Stilwell and Wainwright were among an impressive array of Academy graduates who met the challenge of leadership in the Second World War. The postwar period again saw sweeping revisions to the West Point curriculum resulting from the dramatic developments in science and technology, the increasing need to understand other cultures and the rising level of general education in the Army. In 1964, President Johnson signed legislation increasing the strength of the Corps of Cadets from 2,529 to 4,417 (more recently reduced to 4,000). To keep up with the growth of the Corps, a major expansion of facilities began shortly thereafter. Another significant development at West Point came when enrollment was opened to women in 1976. Sixty-two women graduated in the class of 1980, to include Andrea Hollen, Rhodes Scholar. Just as women are a vital and integral part of the U.S. Army, so they are at West Point. In recent decades, the Academy's curricular structure was markedly changed to permit cadets to major in any one of more than a dozen fields, including a wide range of subjects from the sciences to the humanities.

MBA in Finance, Operations & Marketing
Career History
Chief Customer Officer
Current

Vizient, Inc. operates as a member-driven, health care performance improvement company. Its solutions include advisory, clinical, operations, pharmacy, and supply chain. The company was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Irving, TX.

Chief Operating Officer
1999 - Prior

MedAssets, Inc. engages in the provision of technology based products and services to hospitals, health systems, and other non-acute healthcare systems. The company was founded by John A. Bardis in June 24, 1999 and is headquartered in Irving, TX.

Vice President-Distribution Division
Prior - 1999

Cardinal Healthcare PA, a subsidiary of CVS Health Corp., is a company headquartered in the United States. The firm provides cardiac services. Caremark Rx, Inc. acquired Cardinal Healthcare PA on 07 Jan 97 for $43 million.

Boards & Committees
Chairman, Board of Trustees
Prior

Through research, education and community partnership, we will harness the resources necessary to reverse the escalating number of seniors in the lifecycle of hunger

Political Donations
$1,000
2007

Orrin PAC was founded to help elect conservatives across the country. Orrin PAC supports candidates who believe in smaller, more effective government, conservative values, and a strong national defense.

$1,000
2006

Governor at Ohio Office of the Governor, Mike DeWine

$1,000
2006

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is the only organization solely dedicated to electing a Democratic Senate. From grassroots organizing to candidate recruitment to providing campaign funds for tight races, the DSCC is working hard all year, every year to elect Democrats – and give President Obama the help he needs on Capitol Hill to move our country forward.

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MedAssets, Inc. engages in the provision of technology based products and services to hospitals, health systems, and other non-acute healthcare systems. The company was founded by John A. Bardis in June 24, 1999 and is headquartered in Irving, TX.

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