Ann Jordan, JD, begins her tenure as HFMA’s new president and CEO on June 6, becoming the first female executive at the Association’s helm during its 77-year history.
“This is an incredibly dynamic time for healthcare finance professionals,” said Jordan in an April 5 news release. “I am honored for the opportunity to join HFMA to help empower members to problem solve and lead within their organizations. The Association is a trusted resource on the financing of healthcare and health, and I look forward to advancement of that legacy through innovation and collaboration.”
“The HFMA Board is excited about the possibilities Ann’s leadership opens up for the Association,” said HFMA 2022-23 Board Chair Aaron R. Crane, FHFMA, MHA, in the release. “Ann is passionate about achieving cost effectiveness of health and about continuously raising the bar on delivering value to members. She also brings a wealth of experience in the pursuit of quality and expertise in contemporary association leadership. We look forward to working with her.”
Raising the bar on delivering value
Jordan’s appointment comes after an extensive search process conducted by a professional search firm in collaboration with a committee of HFMA volunteer leaders. She will succeed Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA, who last July announced his plans to retire in June 2023, having served as HFMA’s chief executive since 2012.
About Ann Jordan
Previously, Jordan served as CEO of the American Society for Quality (ASQ), a global membership association for quality professionals with members in more than 130 countries.
Prior to joining ASQ, Jordan held leadership roles and global responsibilities in diverse industry areas committed to quality systems and improvement, including original equipment manufacturers; maintenance, repair and operations; and insurance and risk management solutions. She began her career as a practicing attorney.
Jordan holds a JD from University of Iowa College of Law and a BA in political science and psychology.