Profile: Catherine Jacobson

President and CEO

Froedtert Health

Career timeline:

Hometown: Belvidere, Ill.

1985: Bachelor of science degree in accounting, Bradley University (Peoria, Ill.)

1985: Accountant, Arthur Andersen (Chicago, Ill.)

1986: Certified Public Accountant

1988: Joined Rush Health Plans (Chicago, Ill.) Initially director of revenue, then director of finance and controller

1990: Vice president, finance and administration, Rush Health Plans

1993: Vice president of finance

1996: Joined Rush University Medical Center (Chicago, Ill.)

1996: Associate vice president for program evaluation and assistant to the president.

1998: Added chief compliance officer title

2002: Senior vice president of finance, chief financial officer and treasurer.

2006: Senior vice president of strategic planning and finance, CFO and treasurer

2010: Executive vice president of finance and strategy, chief financial officer and chief strategy officer, Froedtert Health.

July 1, 2011: President, Froedtert Health (Wauwatosa)

July 1, 2012: President and chief executive officer, Froedtert Health

Family: Husband (Eric), and three children

After hours:

Favorite local restaurant: “My husband and I visit different areas of Milwaukee by picking out different restaurants to visit. Many good ones, and we couldn’t pick one favorite. Honey Pie is a recent visit we really enjoyed. We have a lot more to try.”

Favorite travel destination: “Hawaii for a warm vacation, but we like to travel to a different place each year.”

Favorite author: “I read for enjoyment, so I have many favorite authors. Jodi Picoult, Kate Morton, Ken Follett and Alison Weir are the ones where I will read about anything they write.”

Favorite film: “An Officer and a Gentleman”

Favorite Milwaukee activity: “Attending Brewers games. Milwaukee Art Museum and Milwaukee Public Museum are also favorites of my kids.”

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