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Roger Ballard Upson

Roger Ballard Upson, American healthcare executive, educator. Rackham predoctoral fellow, 1964-1965; Harkness fellow, 1960-1962. Member program and budget committee Episcopal Diocese, Minneapolis, 1985-1997, chairman, 1991-1997, chairman finance committee 1997-2003.

Background

  • Upson, Roger Ballard was born on April 13, 1938 in Isleworth, Middlesex, England. Son of Albert and Olive (Ballard) University.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Economics, London School of Economics, 1960. Master of Business Administration, University Michigan, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy, University Michigan, 1965.

    Career

    • Financial analyst Esso Petroleum, London, 1962-1964, Exxon Corporation, New York City, 1965-1967. Associate professor University Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1967-1973, professor finance, 1973-1983, associate dean School Business, 1972-1978, director Master of Business Administration progressive School Management, 1978-1983. Chief finance officer Park Nicollet Medical Center, Minneapolis, 1983-1986.

      Senior vice president, chief finance officer American Medcenters, 1984-1987. Senior vice president, chief operating officer Managed Care division Health One, 1987-1993. Minnesota care officer and physician clinic consultant Healthspan Health Systems Corporation, 1993-1994.

      Vice president finance, Minnesota care officer Allina Health System, 1994-1997. Faculty director Mayo-Carlson Programs University Minnesota, since 1997. Chairman board directors Preferred One, Inc., St. Paul, 1990-1992, Preferred One Management Corporation, St. Paul, 1987-1993.

      Chairman board, director Minnesota Hospital Capitation Consortium, Minneapolis, 1988-1989, member steering committee Health Care Forum Quality Improvement Network IV, 1992-1996, chairman 2003. Member, board directors Health Communities of Pierce and St. Croix Counties, Wisconsin, 1996—2004. Healthcare consulting services Saudi Arabia, 1998, Singapore & Malaysia, 2000, South Africa, 2003.

      Scenario planning United States, since 2002.

    Works

    Membership

    Member program and budget committee Episcopal Diocese, Minneapolis, 1985-1997, chairman, 1991-1997, chairman finance committee 1997-2003.

    Personality

    Interests

    Sailing, hiking.

    Connections

    • Married Jean Leach, June 30, 1962. Children: Karen, Anne, Kristen, Mary Kay.
    • father: Albert University
    • mother: Olive (Ballard) University
    • spouse: Jean Leach
    • children: Karen Upson
    • Anne Upson
    • Kristen Upson
    • Mary Kay Upson
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    Born April 13, 1938
    Nationality

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