Two CEOs are better than one at state physicians' organization

A 25-year veteran of physician relations has been named co-chief executive officer of the Ohio State Medical Association. Todd Baker (top, right) of Columbus was appointed this week to share CEO duties with D. Brent Mulgrew (bottom, right), who retains his title as OSMA executive director.

Baker is a previous executive director of the Ohio Ophthalmological Society. For the past three years, he has been director of professional services with OSMA.

Mulgrew will mark 40 years with OSMA in September, serving as executive director and CEO since 1992. Mulgrew says Baker's appointment does not signal retirement for himself, but an opportunity for Baker to participate more directly in a wider range of leadership activities with the association, which is the largest physician-led organization in the state.

"This promotion will significantly expand Todd's responsibilities, providing him a greater opportunity to learn and be instrumental in additional aspects of the OSMA's current and future activities," Mulgrew said in a news release."Todd will also work with OSMA
members, staff and Council to assure the OSMA's future strategic planning is aligned with the organization's mission, vision and values. His prior experience in the healthcare industry means he is well-suited for this new role."

OSMA is affiliated nationally with the American Medical Association and locally with county medical societies.