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Ohio State names Gail Marsh as university’s first chief strategy officer

Gail Marsh

The Ohio State University today named Gail Marsh as the university’s first chief strategy officer.

Marsh brings more than three decades of experience at Ohio State. She has served as senior associate vice president in the Office of Health Sciences and chief strategy officer for the Wexner Medical Center since 2003.

In her expanded role, Marsh will establish a university-wide strategy management office to lead coordination and implementation of our vision for the future of Ohio State. This includes her current responsibility of advancing the Wexner Medical Center’s comprehensive strategy, developed in alignment with the university’s Time and Change plan.

“Gail will help position Ohio State as a model for strategy development and execution,” said Ohio State President Michael V. Drake, “working closely with leaders in all units and disciplines to manage, measure and further ensure our progress.”

Prior to her work helping to guide strategy at the Wexner Medical Center, Marsh advanced Ohio State’s health enterprise as both a hospital executive and as the chief quality officer. The medical center has grown significantly in scope and impact throughout her tenure – consistently recognized as a leader in research and teaching with historic highs in patient care, clinical excellence and economic impact.

Marsh also will continue to serve as president of Ohio State Health, Inc. and the Ohio State Health Network, helping to build critical health care relationships across the state and region.

Marsh is a two-time graduate of Ohio State, earning a master’s degree in healthcare business administration and a bachelor’s degree in health information management.

She has been recognized by the National Diversity Council, White House, YWCA and others for her work in the community, and remains actively involved with service organizations in Ohio and beyond.