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CaroMont Health Appoints President/Chief Executive Officer


The CaroMont Health Board of Directors announced that it has appointed former Chairman of the Board Chris Peek as the company’s permanent President and Chief Executive Officer, effective May 15, 2017. He takes over for Dr. Todd Davis who has served the organization well in an interim capacity since March 31.

“Upon careful consideration, the Search Committee unanimously nominated Chris Peek as the new CEO of the organization. We are fortunate to have someone as uniquely qualified and familiar with our health system as Chris Peek, to truly hit the ground running,” said Donnie Loftis, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Search Committee. “Chris operates with focus and integrity in all that he does, is highly respected in this community, and will ensure the stability and growth of the organization.”

Mr. Peek has been a member of the CaroMont Health Board of Directors since January 2015 and serves as deputy county manager and chief of staff for Mecklenburg County. He previously served as human resources director for the County, providing strategic leadership for the County’s human resources functions. He brings a significant breadth of experience in both the public and private sector, and has a deep understanding of the CaroMont Health System. Raised in the Gastonia area, he is tremendously passionate about the community we serve.

“Being asked to serve with the incredible healthcare professionals at CaroMont is an extraordinary opportunity,” said Chris Peek. “I am looking forward to leading our efforts to provide exceptional healthcare to the community that I continue to have the pleasure of calling home.”

Mr. Peek was educated locally, graduating from Victory Christian Academy in Gastonia. He earned his Associate’s Degree from Gaston College, and his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina – Charlotte. He received an MBA from Amberton University in Dallas, Texas.

Chris Peek’s leadership and business acumen, in combination with CaroMont Health’s clinical expertise, will ensure the health system continues to provide excellent care for the community for years to come.

This appointment will provide continued stability and a strong focus on sustained growth as a top tier independent health system. Additionally, and most importantly, it will allow the system to continue to focus on providing the highest level of care to the community.
Chris lives in Gastonia with his wife Cheryl, a graduate of Hunter Huss High School, and their two daughters, Sydney and Madison.

The Board is extremely grateful to Dr. Todd Davis for the invaluable leadership that he has provided during his time as interim CEO and looks forward to his ongoing partnership in advancing the mission of the health system.