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Iowa Medical Society Welcomes New CEO

Steven W. Churchill became the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Iowa Medical Society on October 10, 2022.

A nationally recognized leader with over two decades of management experience and 14 years of leadership in the healthcare arena, Churchill previously served as the CEO of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy in Washington, DC, and as Executive Director of the American Medical Association Foundation in Chicago. His leadership experience in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors were key factors in his selection to lead the IMS.

Churchill served as Chief of Staff and Senior Adviser to the Ambassador at the United States Embassy in Beijing, China, from 2017-2020. A graduate of Iowa State University, Churchill was elected to three terms in the Iowa House of Representatives and served as Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations at Des Moines University during his time in Iowa.

Tuft President Jill Christie led the national search for the new CEO of IMS, with Tuft Associate Mary McMahon.

“We are excited to welcome Steve Churchill as the new CEO of the Iowa Medical Society. With broad experience in the healthcare arena, executive leadership in association management, and deep ties to Iowa and its leaders, Steve knows his way around the statehouse and understands the issues facing physicians and the patients they serve,” said IMS President Scott Truhlar, MD.