Christopher MilliganChapter: Northeast Ohio

Job title: Associate Vice President of Business Development, Human Arc

I joined HFMA because: It was an opportunity to network and stay informed.

Responsible for: Managing the sales and client relations team for the hospital division, focusing on client satisfaction and growth.

Best part of my job: Meeting new people and being able to provide them with a solution to a problem they are facing.

First involvement with HFMA: Serving on the planning committee for our spring conference.

Favorite HFMA memory: Attending LTC with my leadership team for my president year.

Benefits of my HFMA involvement: It has allowed me to grow relationships that have allowed me to be successful in my role and has allowed me to stay current on issues/trend impacting our business.

First job: Wendy’s (fast food).

Most unusual job: Campus Police (University of Akron).

Family: I have been married to my loving wife Lori for 22 years and have two great kids Allison (16) and Hayden (8).

Pets: Two dogs (Baylor and Bosco) and two cats (Camper and Naomi).

Hobbies: Anything related to sports (golf, softball, basketball) both playing and watching.

If I’m not working, you’ll find me: Coaching my kids in sports, playing golf and cheering for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins.

Proudest moment: Walking across the stage when I earned my MBA and having the chance for my children see me accomplish this goal so that they can understand the value of education and achieving a goal that you set for yourself.

Most difficult goal I’ve achieved: Obtaining my MBA.

Best advice I’ve received: Seek first to understand, then to be understood.

My favorite quote: is from my father who always said “nobody said it would be easy.”

Favorite sports team: Pittsburgh Steelers.

Favorite band: Van Halen.

A book I’d recommend is: The Bible – need I say more!

Hero/Mentor: My mother, Pat Reed. She was the strongest person I ever knew and at the same time had a heart of gold that was only capable of providing unconditional love and support.

People might be surprised to know that: I’m adopted.

Publication Date: Friday, June 28, 2013