The Milwaukee Regional Medical Center announced today it has hired Bob Simi as executive director.
Simi brings more than 25 years of organizational leadership experience in public, private and not-for-profit organizations. He previously worked as a vice president in the commercial construction industry. A former United States Marine Corps lieutenant colonel, Simi has served at every level of government from the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Congress and Wisconsin Senate to local communities.
“Bob’s ability to build relationships has been an important factor in his career and will help advance MRMC’s status as Southeast Wisconsin’s only academic medical center,” said Cathy Jacobson, MRMC board chair and Froedtert Health president and chief executive officer.
In his new role, Simi will lead the efforts to further define the vision and future of the MRMC campus through partnerships with local and regional businesses, government leaders and health organizations.
Simi earned a bachelor of science degree from the United States Naval Academy and a master of public administration degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Located in Wauwatosa, the MRMC is a consortium of six health care institutions whose faculty, staff and patient caregivers provide a full range of health care services. The six MRMC member organizations include Froedtert Health, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Medical College of Wisconsin, Curative Care Network, BloodCenter of Wisconsin and Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division.