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Adventist HealthCare CEO to Chair Governor’s Workforce Investment Board

By AHC Communication Staff

William G. "Bill" Robertson, president and CEO of Adventist HealthCare, has been named chair of the Governor's Workforce Investment Board (GWIB) by Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley.

The 40- member board is a part of the Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation and collaborates with the state's top business leaders on new workforce development initiatives. "It is a privilege to be tapped by Governor O’Malley and entrusted with the role of developing a highly- qualified workforce that will enrich the state’s economic future,” Robertson said.

Robertson, who has served on the board since the fall of 2002, has been instrumental in leading the GWIB’s successful Healthcare Industry Initiative Process which assessed and addressed Maryland’s healthcare industry needs, including the critical issue of significantly increasing the number of skilled healthcare workers.

The board has targeted 12 other industry sectors, including aerospace, bioscience, and hospitality & tourism that will follow the Healthcare Industry Initiative Process template.

Robertson has served as president and CEO of Adventist HealthCare since 2000, and as a healthcare executive for the past 21 years. Adventist HealthCare, one of two healthcare networks in the Columbia Union, is one of the largest private employers in Montgomery County, Maryland, with 7,200 employees and 450,000 patients cared for each year.

He is also an active member of a number of community organizations including the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Leadership Montgomery, the Strathmore Hall Foundation Board, the Maryland Hospital Association, and the Greater Washington Board of Trade.