DENVER, Jan. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blair E. Richardson began his tenure as Chair of the Board of Directors of National Jewish Health on January 27, 2016. He succeeds outgoing Chair, Richard A. Schierburg, who will continue to serve on the Executive Committee of the Board.
"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as Board Chair for the leading respiratory hospital in the nation," said Schierburg. "And, I am pleased to have Blair assume the leadership role. He has been instrumental in helping guide National Jewish Health as a Board member, and I know he will be an excellent leader in the Chair position."
"Our entire faculty and staff are grateful to Rich Schierburg for his tireless efforts and generous service as Board Chair of National Jewish Health," said Michael Salem, MD, President and CEO of National Jewish Health. "Blair Richardson has provided invaluable leadership as Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee and the Capital Campaign. We truly look forward to working with him as Chair of the Board of Directors."
Richardson has held executive positions in international sales and trading of public equity and debt securities for more than a quarter century, including most recently as Managing Partner of Bow River Capital Partners. Richardson was with Morgan Stanley and Company from 1987 to 1995, serving as President of Morgan Stanley Japan in Tokyo, Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia in Hong Kong, and Managing Director of the Equity and Fixed Income Department in New York. Before forming Bow River Capital Partners, Richardson was Managing Partner of B.E. Richardson Investments, which invested in a variety of industries throughout North America.
Richardson has chaired numerous entities, including TGS Properties, which is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. He has also chaired Pinnacol Assurance (Colorado State Workers' Compensation Board) and Colorado Concern. Richardson joined the Board of Directors of National Jewish Health in 2009. He has served as Chair of the Capital Campaign committee for National Jewish Health since 2012. He also serves as Chair of the Strategic Planning committee and as a member of the Executive committee.
"This is an exciting time to be involved with National Jewish Health, and I am honored to be taking on this role," said Richardson. "I look forward to the continued growth and evolution of this nationally recognized institution. It is inspiring to be a part of an organization that makes a real difference in the lives of so many people."
National Jewish Health is the leading respiratory hospital in the nation. Founded 117 years ago as a nonprofit hospital, National Jewish Health today is the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to groundbreaking medical research and treatment of patients with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders. Patients and families come to National Jewish Health from around the world to receive cutting-edge, comprehensive, coordinated care. To learn more, visit njhealth.org.
SOURCE National Jewish Health