Leon Leach, MBA, PhD, Oral History Interview, November 5, 2012
Major Topics Covered:
- Personal and educational background; faith
- Career track in corporate insurance
- Changing economic environment of healthcare, late nineties to 2013
- MD Anderson as a fiscal institution: history of operations, bringing sophistication to
- Tools and strategies for economic forecasting, growth, and fiscal stability
- Fiscal leadership in an academic institution
- Strategic initiatives: The Proton Therapy Center, sister institutions, satellite centers, capital campaigns
- The MD Anderson presidents; Ronald DePinho; The Moon Shots
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About the Interview
About the Interview Subject:
Leon Leach (b. 1948, Bridgeton, New Jersey) was serving as Executive VP and CFO for Cornerstone Physicians Corporation in 1997 when he came to MD Anderson to serve as the institution’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In 2000 his role was expanded to include executive leadership for finance, business development, marketing, facilities, human resources, information systems, and technology commercialization: his title was changed at that time to Executive Vice President.
Under Dr. Leach’s fiscal leadership to date, MD Anderson’s revenue has increased from $900 million to $3.4 billion, its operating margin has grown from $25 million to $343 million, and the institution has developed numerous strategic business opportunities. Dr. Leach serves on the board of Proton Therapy GP Management, LLC, which manages the MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center. He also serves on the board of the University of Texas MD Anderson Services Corporation, non-profit responsible for MD Anderson’s business development.
He earned an M.A. in Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (conferred 2001) and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas School of Public Health (conferred 2011).