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Roger Ballard Upson, American Healthcare executive, educator. Avocations: sailing, hiking. M C. 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 since 1997. Member American Economics Association.

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 Economics, 1960;Master of Business Administration, University of Michigan, 1961;Doctor of Philosophy, University of Michigan, 1965.

Career

Finance analyst, Esso Petroleum, London, 1962-1964;finance analyst, Exxon Corporation, New York City, 1965-1967;associate professor, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1967-1973;professor finance, University of Minnesota, 1973-1983;associate dean School Business, University of Minnesota, 1972-1978;director Master of Business Administration progressive School Management, University of Minnesota, 1978-1983;chief finance officer, Park Nicollet Medical Center, Minneapolis, 1983-1986;senior vice president, chief finance officer, American Medcenters, Minneapolis, 1984-1987;senior vice president, chief operating officer, Managed Care division Health One, Minneapolis, 1987-1993;Minnesota care officer and physician clinic consultant, Healthspan Health Systems Corporation, Minneapolis, 1993-1994;vice president finance, Minnesota care officer, Allina Health System, Minneapolis, 1994-1997;faculty director Mayo-Carlson Advanced Management Program, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, since 1997. Chairman, Board Of Directors Preferred One, Inc., St. Paul, 1990-1992, Preferred OneMgmt. Corporation, St. Paul, 1987-1993.

Chairman of the Board, director Minnesota Hospital Capitation Consortium, Minneapolis, 1988-1989, member steering committee Health Care Forum Quality Improvement Network IV, 1992-1996. Member, board directors Health Cmtys.of Pierce and St. Croix Counties, Wisconsin, since 1996.

Membership

Member program and budget committee Episcopal Diocese, Minneapolis, 1985-1997, chairman, 1991-1997, chairman finance committee since 1997. Member American Economics Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Sailing, hiking.

Connections

Married Jean Leach, June 30, 1962. Children: Karen, Anne, Kristen, Mary Kay.