John Howard PhotoJohn Howard

President and CEO, Wellmont Medical Associates
Executive vice president of legal and corporate affairs, Wellmont Health System

John Howard, an accomplished healthcare executive who holds doctorate and law degrees, is president and CEO of Wellmont Medical Associates and executive vice president of legal and corporate affairs for Wellmont Health System. He joined Wellmont's executive leadership team in 2011. Howard worked for St. John's Mercy Health Care in St. Louis from 2001-11. He had served as executive vice president and chief development officer and senior vice president, general counsel and assistant secretary. He was also director of corporate compliance and privacy officer. 

Howard received a bachelor of arts degree in liberal studies from Concordia Lutheran College in Austin, Texas; a master's degree in English and philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin; a doctorate degree in English from St. Louis University; and a law degree from St. Louis University.