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Ambassadors of Mercy; Chairman

 

Born: Park Ridge, IL

College and major: Illinois State, economics

Position: Chief Growth Officer at Health Care Service Corporation

“My responsibility is what you would consider both organic and inorganic growth – so growing the company like you would normally: building new customers, keeping as many as you can. But also looking inorganically at what is in the healthcare ecosystem that might benefit our members and our business.”

Passions outside of work:

“I ran the marathon the last three years for Mercy Home. Outside of my family and my three boys, I would say snowboarding and waterskiing. When I really treat myself to a trip, I like to pack the backpack with something to grill and head up to what is considered the back, back bowls in Vail and go ski Blue Sky Basin. And you’re so far away that you don’t have access to restaurants so you have to bring some food and they have some grills up there and you can make yourself some lunch and trek your way back down to the Vail village.”

Favorite activities during high school:

“I was on the golf team all four years. I had a job – a great job. I was a truck driver and furniture delivery guy for Walter E. Smithe.”

Favorite travel destination:

“My favorite trip was definitely Italy. We did all the tourist spots, but I think the part that resonated the most with me was we spent time in the countryside in Umbria, and we travelled to small towns just to explore those. We saw sort of the rural side of Italy in a really cool way.”

Favorite part about Mercy Home’s mission:

“I care a lot about the kids, and I also care a lot about the Chicagoland area, and I think they’re both highly correlated. And I think we can do some really spectacular things for these young men and women. And then the byproduct of that is a vibrant and amazing world class community.”

Mercy Home legacy:

“I want people to look back and say that Kevin – not only did he volunteer some time and help raise some money – but he made a tangible difference in both how we run the Home on behalf of the kids, and he also made a difference specifically in a few kids’ lives.”