David Olson is senior vice president and chief strategy officer for Froedtert Health. In his role, David provides executive leadership for employer services, marketing, communications and community engagement. In addition, he serves as Froedtert Health chief strategy officer, leading, directing and executing strategies to support the organization's growth objectives.
Prior to joining Froedtert Health, David served as president of Columbia St. Mary's Hospital-Ozaukee and executive vice president for the Columbia St. Mary's system, both in southeastern Wisconsin. His experience also includes more than a decade as president and chief executive officer for Bay Area Medical Center, Marinette, Wisc.
David received his bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He also holds master's degrees in both hospital and health administration and business administration from the University of Iowa.
David is board certified in healthcare management as an American College of Healthcare Executives fellow. He served on the ACHE Board of Governors as governor from 2014 to 2017 and as the ACHE Regent for Wisconsin from 2004 to 2007. In 2001, he was selected as the organization's Hudgens Memorial Award winner for Young Healthcare Executive of the Year and in 2018 was named ACHE chairman. In addition to his service to ACHE, David served on the Wisconsin Hospital Association board of directors from 2003 to 2013, and in 2010 he served as the organization's chair.