Margaret O. Dolan New St. Thomas Health Foundations President and CEO

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Saint Thomas Health has announced that Margaret O. Dolan will become president and chief executive officer of the Saint Thomas Health Foundations and as executive vice president for institutional advancement on July 1st. She is currently vice president of community relations for Ingram Industries Inc.

“I am extremely happy about the role that Margaret will play in helping our ministry realize its full potential,” said Dr. Mike Schatzlein, president and CEO of Saint Thomas Health. “She is a well-respected leader in the community and brings tremendous depth and breadth in experience to the new role in institutional advancement. I know she will increase our level of involvement in the community and collaboration with other organizations for community benefit. From a philanthropy standpoint, her longstanding and varied community service roles and relationships will be extremely valuable.”

As CEO of the foundations of Saint Thomas Health, Dolan will oversee the philanthropic efforts to support advancing the caring ministry and medical excellence of Saint Thomas Health. Contributions to the foundations support direct care of the poor and uninsured, the development of facilities, patient care innovations, clinical research, scholarships and continuing education opportunities.


Dolan began her career at KPMG before joining the Ingram Industries Inc. Tax Department in 1985. Dolan left Ingram in 1989 and, after a period of significant volunteer service, rejoined the organization in 1995. She served in a series of roles with increasing responsibility before being named vice president, community relations for Ingram in April 2009. In this role, she had primary responsibility for corporate and family philanthropy in addition to other duties.

Inherent in Dolan’s community relations role was extensive leadership in community activities that supported the goals of Ingram’s philanthropic and policy goals. These activities included serving as acting president and CEO of the United Way of Middle Tennessee in 2006, a role she held while maintaining her responsibilities at Ingram Industries. She was appointed to the affiliate board of directors of Fifth Third Bank in 2011 and continues in this role.


Dolan is currently on the boards of Alignment Nashville, the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, the Nashville Business Coalition and is a past chair and current director for the Nashville Public Education Foundation. She is also on the board of the Tennessee Business Roundtable and is a past chair and current Trustee for the United Way of Metropolitan Nashville.  Dolan is a past president and a member of the Rotary Club of Nashville.

Dolan’s current and previous civic service and leadership have benefitted a wide variety of organizations including Lipscomb University, the Adventure Science Center, Nashville’s Agenda Steering Committee, the Arts and Business Council of Greater Nashville, Center for Nonprofit Management, the Junior League of Nashville and the Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee.

Dolan earned her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, with honors, from The University of Tennessee and her Master of Business Administration from the Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management. During her graduate studies, she was given the Dean Martin S. Geisel Leadership Award. She is Certified Public Accountant and member of both the American Institute and Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants.

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