By Journal Record Staff
Courtesy of The Journal Record
OKLAHOMA CITY – W. Hershel Lamirand III, president and CEO of the Oklahoma Health Center Foundation, plans to retire effective June 30.
Lamirand joined the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 1981 as the first executive director of development. He became president and CEO of the Oklahoma Health Center Foundation in 1991.
The foundation executive began his career as an investment professional and later was a consultant to the Oklahoma Legislature.
“We are thankful for Hershel’s leadership and visionary qualities which helped position the Oklahoma Health Center as a center for medical research and top-flight patient care, while at the same time providing a tremendous economic engine for our great state,” said OHCF Board President David Harlow. “The center has grown dramatically in scope over the years and is truly a center of excellence supporting both high-paying jobs and lifesaving medical research and patient care.”
Lamirand’s civic involvement includes being co-founder of Leadership Oklahoma and a member of the charter class of Leadership Oklahoma City and a founding board member.
Lamirand is vice chairman of the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement and Technology. He is co-founder and current executive committee member of i2E Inc. and vice chairman of the Oklahoma County Home Finance Authority.