Richard “Rick” McNeight recently joined Health First as Executive Vice President, Chief Digital Officer, after serving on the Health First Board of Trustees since 2013. He brings over 30 years of international management experience founding, leading and acquiring high tech computer, communication and software companies.
In his new role as Chief Digital Officer (CDO), Rick has responsibility for the overarching Health First IDN digital strategy and overseeing all Health First IDN digital initiatives. The Chief Information Officer (CIO), the SVP of Decision Support Analytics (DSA) and their teams report to Rick to ensure exacting and expeditious execution of all IT projects supporting the digital office.
Rick earned his bachelor of science in Applied Science from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. He earned his master of science in engineering in computer information and control engineering from the University of Michigan. He was honored with the Dale Carnegie International Leadership Award in April 2006 for the single most outstanding company leader in North America. He was awarded the 2006 Entrepreneur of the Year by Founder's Forum & EDC Florida's Space Coast. In 2013 Congressman Bill Posey awarded Rick the Congressional Medal of Merit - Lifetime Achievement in Technology. In 2017 he was inducted as a Laureate into the JASC Business Hall of Fame, which has selected only two Laureates each year since 1986.