Boyd, Cox and Hartmann Promoted

Connect Awards & Recognition Boyd, Cox and Hartmann Promoted

Three leaders at The University of Tennessee Medical Center earned promotions, Joe Landsman, the medical center’s president and CEO, announced. The leaders include Kathy Boyd, named senior vice president and chief development officer, Ben Cox, named senior vice president and chief general counsel, and Bruce Hartmann, named senior vice president and chief community relations officer.

“Boyd, Cox and Hartmann are all integral members of our senior leadership at the medical center and the promotions are very well deserved,” said Landsman. “While they are responsible for very different functions at the medical center, each plays an important role in contributing to organizational advancements that help our patients, team members, and physicians through improved patient care, research, and education, all in support of our mission.”

Boyd started at the medical center in 2015 as vice president of the Office of Development and earned promotion later that year to chief development officer. In her role, Boyd is responsible for philanthropic support at the medical center as well as its academic partner, the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine. Boyd’s efforts help the medical center and Graduate School of Medicine lead to new findings in research and advanced techniques and procedures for patients. Boyd previously worked in planning, strategy, and business development for East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. Before that, she owned her own business consulting firm, and spent 17 years as vice president of Marketing, Planning and Development at Stanly Medical Center in North Carolina.

Cox joined the medical center in 1999 as general counsel and leads the medical center’s legal team. He also oversees the organizational Compliance and Risk Management Departments. In his legal role,Cox represents the organization in business and health law, as well employment law issues and other matters pertaining to healthcare and medical research, among other areas. He similarly advised the medical center on legal matters for seven years prior to that as a staff member of the University of Tennessee Office of General Counsel. Prior to that, Cox worked in private practice with the Knoxville law firm O’Neil, Parker and Williamson.

Hartmann became vice president of community and government relations in 2017. In his previous role, he served as president of the Chattanooga Times Free Press as part of WEHCO Media Group. Many in Knoxville remember Hartmann from his 25 years working with the Knoxville News Sentinel and its ownership, where he held several positions through the years, with the most notable being publisherof the daily newspaper. Before moving to Tennessee, Hartmann held leadership positions in sales and advertising at newspapers in Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire, and Maryland. In his capacity at the medical center, Hartmann leads all legislative activities on behalf of the medical center in the state and federal legislature, and is a liaison to local, state, and federal lawmakers and their staff members. He cultivates relationships and community partnerships on behalf of the medical center and oversees the organization’s Human Resources Department.

About The University of Tennessee Medical Center

The mission of The University of Tennessee Medical Center, the region’s only hospital to achieve status as a Magnet® recognized organization, is to serve through healing, education and discovery. UT Medical Center, a 625-bed, not-for-profit academic medical center, serves as a referral center for Eastern Tennessee, Southeast Kentucky and Western North Carolina. The medical center, the region’s only Level I Trauma Center, is one of the largest employers in Knoxville.


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